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20 best movies like Heaven is for Real (2014)

List of the best movies like Heaven is for Real (2014): Lost Christmas, Fluke, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Letters to God, Secretariat, The Song of Bernadette, October Sky, Miracles from Heaven, Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, McFarland, USA.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:28
CharactersDogs, Firefighters, Thieves, Family, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Snow, Lost memory
PlacePrison, England
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Urban fairytale set in Manchester. A series of tragic events that blight a young boy's life are reversed one Christmas Eve, giving him and those around him the happy ending that they were destined to have.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Talking dogs
PlotSurvival, Life, Supernatural, Life after death, Family life
StyleExciting, To cry, Cute, Touching

Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his life, and realizes he wasn't such a good husband and father.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersDemons, Doctors, Police, Family, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Exorcism, Investigation, Death, Supernatural
PlaceCourt, College, Hospitals
TimeHalloween
StyleTense, Disturbing

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGods, Family, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Life, Friendship, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Serious

A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's journey and his family by reading the letters. They inspire him to seek a better life for himself and his own son he's lost through his alcohol addiction.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, family, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Housewives
PlotOn real events, Sports, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersNuns, Priests
PlotOn real events, Meaning of life
PlaceVillage, Caves, France
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think

In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the the town, and transforms their lives.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersChildrens, Family, Terminally ill, Sisters, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Motorcycles, Happiness
PlaceHospitals, Helicopters
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Makes me think, Disturbing

A faith based movie. A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Based on the book 'Three Miracles From Heaven' by Christy Beam.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotFriendship, Family life
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Touching, Serious

Welcome to Fuller Junction, Wisconsin, a friendly small town settled by Norwegian farmers. Here we see the exploits of two young cousins, Selma and Arnold, who learn about their world and experience the ups and downs of life as the season pass.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Friendship
PlaceSchool, USA, Small cities
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Orphans, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Life, Success
PlaceGhetto, Rugby
StyleKind, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Vital signs

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Disabled people, Surfers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Surfing, Competitions
PlaceBeach
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious, Womens in main roles

Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany (AnnaSophia Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, participating in national surf competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), when everything changed. On Halloween morning, a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams.Soul Surfer reveals Bethany's fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), and supported by her youth group leader Sara (Carrie Underwood), Bethany refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersDogs, Aliens, Family, Writers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Depression, Baseball, Adoption
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

A recently-widowed science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, family, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:54
CharactersFamily, Friends, Nuns, Singers
PlotOn real events
PlaceParty
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

A tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration02:03
CharactersPriests, Investigators, Emperors
PlotOn real events, Religious, Political, Uprising
PlaceGermany
Time16th century
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Intellectual

During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersAngels, Priests
PlaceVillage, England
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StyleTo cry, By books, Serious

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Losers, Refugees
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAfrica, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Heavy, Touching

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersMusicians, Family, Parents, Singers
PlotOn real events, Religious, Dreams
PlaceTexas
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
PlotOn real events
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Losers, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system. As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact comes in the form of gloved hands. The movie follows his life into a teenager.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersTeachers, Disabled people, Friends, Partners, Parents
PlotFriendship, Fate, Justice, Parenting
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational, Touching

Simon Birch and Joe Wenteworth are boys who have a reputation for being oddballs. Joe never knew his father, and his mother, Rebecca, is keeping her lips sealed no matter how much he protests. Simon, meanwhile, is an 11-year-old dwarf whose outsize personality belies his small stature. Indeed, he often assails the local reverend with thorny theological questions and joins Joe on his quest to find his biological father.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersOrphans
PlotBirthday, Family life
PlaceTrains, USA, Small cities
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship
PlaceCollege
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching, Serious

Mitch became caught up with his career as a sport commentator and journalist. He ignored his girlfriend and did not make time to do things in life that are of the most value to a human being. Morrie was one of Mitch's professors in college and a famous scholar. One day Mitch was watching television and saw Morrie giving an interview stating that he is dying of Lou Gehrig disease or ALS.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFamily, Orphans
PlaceSchool, England, Boarding school
Time19th century
StyleExciting, To cry, By books, Touching, Serious

The classic Shirley Temple film in which a little girl goes in search of her father who is reported missing by the military during the Second Boer War.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family, biography
CountryGermany
Duration02:11
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceJungle, Islands, Germany, Asia
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersFamily
PlotOn real events, American Football, Rivalry
PlaceRugby, Small cities
StyleTouching

The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersDisabled people, Losers, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Depression
PlaceUSA, California
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersFamily, Hermits
PlotTravel, Investigation, Mystery, Baseball, Ghosts
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersScientists, Losers
PlotOn real events, Mental disorders, Experiments
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric

A high school student falls asleep while sitting in class. When he wakes up, all time is frozen, except for him.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeachers, Disabled people, Losers, Blind
PlotOn real events
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston, arrives. Having just recently regained her own sight, the no-nonsense Annie reaches out to Helen through the power of touch, the only tool they have in common, and leads her bold pupil on a miraculous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.





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