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, aunt nephew relationship, friend
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, friendship, family, family relations, friends, teenage life and coming of age mostly in Family, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The ButterCream Gang: Danny (1977), The Paper Brigade (1996), Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998), Angels Sing (2013), My Dog Skip (2000). 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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family, youth, family relations, young at heart, animal life, friends, horse actor, horse, human animal relationship, girl horse relationship
Time: 70s, 20th century
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95%
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: realistic, feel good, touching, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town life, adventure, youth, friends, small town, baseball, teenage boy, adolescent girl, teenager, gang, adolescent boy, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, small town life, americana, teenage life, family relations, graduation, social relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.8
 2K
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, youth, mysterious character, friendship, parents and children, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 7.0
 19K
My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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, feel good, touching, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, americana, baseball, dog, family, lifestyle, youth, world war two, coming of age, dog movie, child's point of view ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, social relations, youth, family, society, americana, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, juvenile delinquency, society, single parent, young heroes, best friends, family, parents and children, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, small town, family life, golden years, youth, love and romance, buddies, friends, adult virgin, eccentric family, small town life ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 4.9
 664
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, eating disorder, social relations, school, teenage life, youth, family, friendship, bullying, female director, family relations, puberty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: feel good, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, hopes, family, youth, siblings relations, family life, teenage life, animal life, farm, friends ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, girls' night
Plot: dog, rescue, animal rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, heroes, small town life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 766
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, sincere, captivating, touching, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, dog, mischievous children, friendship, family life, youth, best friends, pets, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: touching, feel good, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, family relations, youth, friends, injustice, society, life is a bitch, family, discrimination, racism, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ 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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, starting over, family, young heroes, best friends, youth, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Sandlot 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A decade has passed in the small town where the original Sandlot gang banded together during the summer of ’62 to play baseball and battle the Beast. Now comes the sequel, a campy romp back to the dugout where nine new kids descend on the diamond ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, sport team, buddies, sport, coming of age, adventure, mischievous children, odd couple, underdog, youth, rivalry, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, ballet, baseball, small town, ambition, follow your dream, feminism, teenage life, family relations, hopes, dancer's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, coming of age, friends, animal life, parents and children, family, orphan, youth, contests and competitions, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: animal rescue, killer whale, family relations, animal life, friendship, adventure, confined, mischievous children, ocean or sea, heroes, family, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.6
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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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, orphan, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, young heroes, small town life, friends, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Princess Protection Program (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an evil dictator threatens to take over the kingdom, Princess Rosalinda gets put into the Princess Protection Program. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter, who works after school ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: princess, teenager, teenage life, school, youth, school dance, royal family, friendship, high school, family, best friends, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.2
 297
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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: heist, golden retriever, friendship, family, youth, crimes, disorder, christmas, dog, friends, family relations, talking dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, adventure, friendship, teenage life, child as adult, family life, youth, basketball, battles, friends, disorder, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.8
 77K
The Sandlot (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, friendship, dog, team, sport, baseball movie, childhood, coming of age, storytelling, family relations, baseball game, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: gorilla, sign language, pets, family, adventure, friendship, bittersweet, dangerous animal, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, down on your luck, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coal mining, pony, danger, daring rescue, anti hero, child as adult, rebelliousness, friendship, animal life, friends, family, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas movie, single parent, christmas eve, holiday, family, friendship, parents and children, wish come true, family relations, friends, youth, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, teenager, baby, life turned upside down, family life, child as adult, youth, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, family, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, village life, parents and children, family relations, friends, sport team, village, youth, self confidence, ice hockey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, youth, bittersweet, friends, terminal illness, wish come true, reunion, homecoming, on the road, self discovery, profanity, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
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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: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: president, adventure, on the road, boarding school, family, boy, dog, couples, society, obsessive quest, youth, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%