Movies like Soul Surfer 2011

The true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.

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1 Charlie St. Cloud 2010

Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. After his high-school classmate Tess returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Burr Steers

Writers:

Craig Pearce (screenplay), Lewis Colick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

2 Footloose 2011

Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel in the process.

Genres:

Drama, Music, Romance

Director:

Craig Brewer

Writers:

Dean Pitchford (screenplay), Craig Brewer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

3 Abduction 2011

A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Mystery

Director:

John Singleton

Country:

United States of America
5.1

4 My Sister's Keeper 2009

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 parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Nick Cassavetes

Writers:

Jeremy Leven (screenplay), Nick Cassavetes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

5 The Perks Of Being A Wallflower 2012

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love…

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Stephen Chbosky

Writers:

Stephen Chbosky (screenplay by), Stephen Chbosky (based on his book)

Country:

United States of America
8

6 Water For Elephants 2011

In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Francis Lawrence

Writers:

Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Sara Gruen (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

7 Beastly 2011

A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the weaker and less attractive. When Kyle invites his misfit classmate Kendra to an environmental rally at their school, she questions his motivations but reluctantly accepts. Later, Kyle blows Kendra off, prompting the spurned goth girl to cast a dark spell on the swaggering egotist.

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Daniel Barnz

Writers:

Daniel Barnz (screenplay), Alex Flinn (novel)

Country:

United States of America
5.6

8 Marley & Me 2008

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Director:

David Frankel

Writers:

Scott Frank (screenplay), Don Roos (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

9 The Karate Kid 2010

12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, Family

Director:

Harald Zwart

Writers:

Christopher Murphey (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (story)

Countries:

China, United States of America
6.2

10 Dolphin Tale 2011

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Genres:

Drama, Family

Country:

United States of America
6.9

11 The Vow 2012

Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing relationship with her parents, or the ending of her relationship with her ex-fiance. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Michael Sucsy

Writers:

Abby Kohn (screenplay), Marc Silverstein (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

12 The Lucky One 2012

U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Scott Hicks

Writers:

Will Fetters (screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

13 Camp Rock 2008

When Mitchie gets a chance to attend Camp Rock, her life takes an unpredictable twist, and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Music, TV Movie, Family, Romance

Director:

Matthew Diamond

Writers:

Karin Gist, Regina Y. Hicks (as Regina Hicks) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.2

14 Another Cinderella Story 2008

A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her curfew. And with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of him, he sets out to find his masked beauty.

Genres:

Music, Comedy

Director:

Damon Santostefano

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.8

15 Monte Carlo 2011

Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Director:

Thomas Bezucha

Writers:

Thomas Bezucha (screenplay), April Blair (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Hungary, United States of America
5.8

16 The Last Song 2010

A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Genres:

Drama, Family, Romance

Writers:

Nicholas Sparks (screenplay), Jeff Van Wie (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6

17 The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2 2008

Four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, but remain in touch by sharing their experiences with each other.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Sanaa Hamri

Writers:

Elizabeth Chandler (screenplay), Ann Brashares (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

18 Easy A 2010

Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school board is becoming concerned, including her favorite teacher and the distracted guidance counselor. With the support of her hilariously idiosyncratic parents and a little help from a long-time crush, Olive attempts to take on her notorious new identity and crush the rumor mill once and for all.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Will Gluck

Writer:

Bert V. Royal

Country:

United States of America
7.1

19 Safe Haven 2013

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Genre:

Romance

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Dana Stevens (screenplay), Gage Lansky (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

20 Country Strong 2010

Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty queen-turned-singer Chiles Stanton. Between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Music

Director:

Shana Feste

Writer:

Shana Feste

Country:

United States of America
6.3

21 Big Miracle 2012

Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is adapted from the nonfiction book ‘Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World’s Greatest Non-Event’ by Tom Rose.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Romance

Director:

Ken Kwapis

Writers:

Jack Amiel (screenplay), Michael Begler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

22 We Bought A Zoo 2011

Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and the rest of the staff, but, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Family

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writers:

Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Cameron Crowe (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

23 The Odd Life Of Timothy Green 2012

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Family

Director:

Peter Hedges

Writers:

Peter Hedges (screenplay), Ahmet Zappa (story)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

24 The Fault In Our Stars 2014

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Josh Boone

Writers:

Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Michael H. Weber (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7