Movies like The ButterCream Gang

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The ButterCream Gang (1992)
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The ButterCream Gang (1992)
Original name: The Buttercream Gang
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Unlike most gangs, the ButterCream gang does good deeds. Their leader, Pete, has to go live with his aunt in Chicago. But things don't go well in Chicago and Pete is changed when he returns. Soon Pete is hanging around with the wrong crowd. But the remaining members of the gang, especially their new leader Scott, refuse to give up on their friend Pete.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: gang, friendship, teenage life, adventure, crimes, youth, family, friends, family relations, small town life, buddies, small town, city life, reunion, baseball, boy, friend, aunt nephew relationship
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: utah, chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to The ButterCream Gang

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about youth, friends, family, friendship, family relations, small town and teenage life mostly in Family, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The ButterCream Gang: Danny (1977), Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998), Annaluise & Anton (1999), Children on Their Birthdays (2002), The Paper Brigade (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: teenage life, family, youth, animal life, friendship, young at heart, friends, family relations, human animal relationship, girl horse relationship, horse, horse actor
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, youth, best friends, graduation, partners, small town life, buddies, lifestyle, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Annaluise & Anton (1999)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pünktchen und Anton is the 1999 German film based on the classic children’s novels by Erich Kastner and assimilated to modern times.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, single parent, best friends, young heroes, family, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, friends, family relations, make believe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Havoc is created in a small Southern community when a 12-year-old shows up, causing a couple 13-year-old friends to fall in love with her, thus possibly jeopardizing their friendship.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, americana, coming of age, love triangle, interracial relations, small town life, teenage love, society, fall in love, love and romance, family ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1947, 1940s
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Paper Brigade (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy named Gunther moves to a small town with his parents and little brother. He meets up with a group of overly charitable paper boys who want him to sub for their friend while he's out of town. Gunther agrees so he can get enough ...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, adventure, small town life, friends, small town, adolescent boy, adolescent girl, gang, bully, baseball, teenager, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, friendship, family, mysterious character, parents and children, youth, haunted by the past, family relations, family life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, family gatherings, adult virgin, golden years, youth, buddies, family life, small town life, eccentric family, love and romance, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.3
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: small town, coming of age, mischievous children, family, friendship, family life, pets, small town life, missing person, family relations, friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.3
 3K
Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, small town life, animal life, disorder, family relations, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family relations, friends, family problems, death in the family, family, dealing with death, parents and children, hopes, friendship, youth, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.9
 644
Truth or Dare (1997)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Summer holiday is over. Nora begins sixth grade and is drawn to intrigues and doesn't really know what side she's on. Or wants to be on. On one hand she feels sorry for the bullied Karin, one the other hand she wants to be friends with ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, eating disorder, school, social relations, teenage life, family, bullying, friendship, friend, truth or dare, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 18K
My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, dog, small town, americana, baseball, family, lifestyle, youth, coming of age, child's point of view, dog movie, pet owner relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: mississippi, usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.9
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Golden Winter (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A runaway boy befriends a pack of homeless puppies. Together, they stop a bank robbery and find a family to adopt them all.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: disorder, heist, family relations, friends, crimes, family, friendship, youth, talking dog, bank robbery, house, golden retriever ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Frankie & Hazel (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Actress JoBeth Williams directed this Showtime family feature starring The Sixth Sense's Mischa Barton for Barbra Streisand's Barwood Films. Barton is Frankie and Ingrid Uribe is Hazel, Frankie's neighbor and best friend. Frankie is ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, ballet, baseball, best friends, dancer's life, follow your dream, teenage life, hopes, ambition, office ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, teenage life, hopes, siblings relations, animal life, family life, farm, youth, coming of age, family relations, friends ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, countryside, orphan, animal life, friends, family relations, family, adventure, parents and children, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: child driving car, friendship, self discovery, youth, young heroes, family, parents and children, dedicated educator, single parent, best friends, small town life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.1
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Hounded (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager ends up being hounded by a well-groomed and seemingly cute and tiny dog that actually turns out to be a nightmare of a beast.
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: teenage boy, dog, youth, school, rivalry, pets, family life, disorder, eccentric family, friends, power relations, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, discrimination, society, injustice, family relations, friends, life is a bitch, family, interracial relations, racism, youth, racial prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: small town, young heroes, heroes, hopes, imaginary, parents and children, moral dilemma, retirement home, youth, friends, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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First Dog (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: president, boarding school life, obsessive quest, youth, boarding school, family, adventure, on the road, usa president, dog, boy, u.s. president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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62%
Born to Be Wild (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: gorilla, family, adventure, friendship, juvenile delinquency, friends, mischievous children, youth, rescue, on the road, laboratory, computers and web ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
 2K
Quints (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: baby, teenager, family life, child as adult, family, teenage life, parents and children, babies and infants, siblings relations, youth, school, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, orphan, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, small town, friends, small town life, hopes, young heroes, family relations, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, uplifting
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, disorder, eccentric family, family life, small town, youth, americana, family relations, friends, teenage life, family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Breaking the Rules (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, youth, best friends, unfulfillment, hopes, adventure, wish come true, life is a bitch, friends, reunion, buddies, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: small town, racism, friendship, friends, social relations, family relations, youth, small town life, family problems, society, siblings relations, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Christmas Angel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas eve, single parent, christmas, family, friendship, family relations, parents and children, wish come true, friends, youth, holiday, christmas movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After young Kirra (Bindi Irwin) leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather (Beau Bridges) in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: animal rescue, rescue, ocean or sea, family relations, friends, theme park, captivity, friendship, animal life, adventure, young heroes, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: battles, danger, youth, friendship, family life, disorder, child as adult, family relations, friends, imaginary, teenage life, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%