Movies like Breaking Free

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Breaking Free (1995)
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Breaking Free (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When troubled, cynical teen Rick chooses service at a camp for the blind over serving time at a correctional facility, he thinks he's found the easy way out. Instead, it's the way to a new life. Friendship. Step by step, as Rick helps a blinded Gymnast rediscover the joys of competition through equestrian show jumping, they begin to take control of the most important journey of all... a journey called life.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: horse, youth, girl horse relationship, animals, family relations, horse riding, animal abuse, friendship, friends, human spirit, self discovery, teenage life, society, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions, going straight, hopes, blind man, juvenile delinquent, white horse, equestrian, boy horse relationship, blind girl, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to Breaking Free

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about hopes, youth, family relations, friendship, society, friends and human spirit mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Breaking Free: Max & Lenny (2014), The Derby Stallion (2005), A Fine Step (2014), Dark Horse (1992), The Long Shot (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: ambition, friendship, follow your dream, teenage life, hip hop, youth, society, family relations, hopes, music, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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95%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse trainer, friendship, self discovery, horse, ambition, adventure, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, youth, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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94%
 5.2
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: horse, friendship, starting over, contests and competitions, parents and children, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, family, family relations, youth, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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87%
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Dark Horse (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 14 year old Allison has to go to a horse farm. With all the horses and the help of the owner Susan Hadley she finds new sense in her life.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, youth, physical disability, second chance, olympics, animal life, farm, friends, coming of age, rehabilitation, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Long Shot (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Annie Garret is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, equestrian, ambition, follow your dream, starting over, family relations, friendship, parents and children, single parent, hopes, family, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa, california
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65%
 6.2
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Sylvester (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an Olympic jumping champion.
Style: fairy tale, uplifting, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, equestrian, horse race, orphan, family relations, power relations, friends, animal life, child as adult, athlete and trainer, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, kentucky
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61%
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Second Chances (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, youth, father daughter relationship, religion, disability, friendship, starting over, friends, optimism, human spirit, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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My Lucky Star (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Normandy, Louise lives happily in the horse world. Suddenly, fate strikes. Louise left alone with his father and a family friend to Ferronnière the stud where she has always lived. Business is bad, they are on the verge of bankruptcy ... ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, teenage girl, teenage life, rivalry, parents and children, love and romance, training, strong female character, horse ranch, stallion, horse trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, art house ...
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, society, hopes, family problems, redemption, friendship, christian, life is a bitch, religions or cults, guru, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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54%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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52%
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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, family problems, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
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Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, youth, friendship between girls, female bonding, woman, family relations, summer vacation, religious differences, religion, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
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48%
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A 91 years old carpenter, who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: aging, best friends, fighting the system, ambition, rivalry, society, underdog, hopes, family problems, social relations, friends, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Octavia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: rape, blind woman, blindness, disability, friends, family relations, confined, life is a bitch, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, coming of age, hip hop, teenage life, friendship, youth, follow your dream, contests and competitions, black people, high school life, urban ghetto life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Perfect Gift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A spoiled schoolgirl, her overworked executive mother, and a disillusioned young minister each receives an uplifting message about friendship, commitment, and the truest meaning of Christmas from a friendly, but mysterious drifter.
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: youth, religion, spoiled brat, christmas, friendship, family relations, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, high school, clergy, mysterious stranger ...
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43%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, family business, teenage life, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
An Unexpected Family (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Ruth Whitney abandons her two children with her sister Barbara is left to take care of them, at first none of them like it but soon they grow to like each other. Then over a year later Ruth comes back saying she wants her kids and Barbara goes ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: youth, guardian, redemption, family relations, adoption, life is a bitch, legal action, betrayal, legal, unfulfillment, hopes, custody ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, harsh, bleak ...
Plot: working class, friendship, humanity, aids, culture clash, writers, weapons, vengeance, unlikely friendships, transformation, crime gone awry, courage ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Genesis Code (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A college hockey player and a female journalism student struggle to find common ground with their spiritual faith and scientific studies.
Style: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, christian film, contemplative
Plot: faith, ice hockey, college, human spirit, hopes, youth, society, love and romance, redemption, student life, christianity, belief in god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
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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: realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: youth, life is a bitch, couples, working class, terminal illness, self discovery, redemption, tragic hero, coming of age, hopes, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mom, Dad and Her (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sydney is a troubled teen heading for trouble. After being caught shoplifting and a case of alcohol poisoning, Sydney's desperate single mother sends her off to the country to live with her father, Ben, and his new pregnant wife, Emma. Sydney ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: kleptomania, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, family relations, youth, family, bittersweet, countryside, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, underage drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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41%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friends, youth, couple relations, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, teenage love, self discovery, romance, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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41%
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The Rocket (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Thailand, Laos
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set against the lush backdrop of rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. After his village is displaced to make way for a massive dam, Ahlo escapes with his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, down on your luck, parents and children, contests and competitions, friendship, society, human spirit, family relations, change of luck, post war, children, little boy ...
Place: thailand, asia
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41%
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Junkhearts (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: haunted by the past, society, change of luck, hopes, alcohol abuse, youth, confronting the past, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, troubled past, friendship, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
By Dawn's Early Light (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Mike Lewis leaves L.A. to stay with his grandfather in Colorado for the summer, he hates the old man's cowboy ways. When Mike demands to go home, the old man agrees and saddles up a couple of horses for a six week trip toward California, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: grandparent grandchild relationship, self discovery, youth, hopes, family relations, teenage life, coming of age, horse riding, friendship between men, family, teen rebel, teenage boy ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
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40%
Everywhere and Nowhere (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ash is a man torn between two worlds, that of his family and friends and the other, of his dreams. This is his story set across London with it's fast paced nightlife and run ins with the law all caught on camera from the Director of Kidulthood.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: self discovery, society, hopes, suburbs, parents and children, nightclub, family problems, radio dj, coming of age, nightlife, choice, ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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39%
 6.7
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Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, society, dedicated educator, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, teenage life, teachers and students, social differences, education ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, sibling relationship, drug abuse, family life, addiction, self discovery, siblings relations, against the odds, unemployment, family relations, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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King's Faith (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future
Style: christian film, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: faith, juvenile delinquency, redemption, adoption, haunted by the past, society, going straight, human spirit, youth, crimes, hopes, crime and punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%