Movies like Carrie's War

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Carrie's War (2004)
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Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak
Plot: evacuation, world war two, teenage life, life is a bitch, wartime life, escapades, youth, friendship, family, family relations, forceful separation, war, countryside, village, coming of age, siblings relations, female director, children in wartime, weirdo, last will and testament
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: wales, england, london

Most similar movies to Carrie's War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and emotional films with plots about youth, family relations, friendship, friends, family, life is a bitch and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and War genres. Some movies like Carrie's War: Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998), Secrets of War (2014), Simon & the Oaks (2011), Ways to Live Forever (2010), Truth or Dare (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Now children evacuated from ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, uplifting
Plot: world war two, orphan, adoption, refugees, kids in trouble, family relations, hopes, war, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: friendship, world war two, war, best friends, youth, village, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, village life, friendship between boys, teenager, child ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, society, culture clash, youth, working class, best friend, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ways to Live Forever (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: teenage life, friends, best friends, youth, leukemia, human spirit, life is a bitch, child illness, family, terminal illness, death, last wish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.0
 660
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, youth, family, eating disorder, school, teenage life, social relations, friendship, bullying, female director, puberty, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
An Angel for May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Tom accidentally travels back in time through a fireplace in a ruined farmhouse he meets May, an orphan who needs help. Now that he knows his friends' fate and his own, he will try to reorder the events and change their history.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, world war two, time machine, youth, imaginary, hopes, orphan, wartime life, changing the past or future, family, 12 year old
Time: 21st century, 1940s, 40s, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 799
Heidi (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp and his wife, who live isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially accompanying young goatherd Peter. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family relations, village, youth, escapades, family life, orphan, power relations, mischievous children, village life, family, isolation ...
Place: switzerland, alps, europe, swiss alps, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 8K
Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, uplifting
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, follow your dream, against the odds, ambition, youth, family relations, family in crisis, family problems, orphan, hopes, dancing, talent ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Bulgarian Rhapsody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Israel
Duration: 108 min.
Story: the story of two adolescents, Moni and Zhozho, who meet 17-year-old Zheni in 1943 and with whom both fell in love. The events that follow unfold while Bulgaria has to decide on the deportation of 11 343 Jewish citizens in Macedonia and Thrace.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: on the run, friendship, wartime life, fall in love, teenage love, society, teenage life, youth, anti semitism, love and romance, world war two, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 900
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, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, hopes, young heroes, friends, small town life, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, friendship, homeless, teenage life, lifestyle, urban ghetto life, hopes, redemption, forceful separation, youth, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 93
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, sentimental, touching, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, young at heart, friends, teenage life, animal life, youth, friendship, family, girl horse relationship, human animal relationship, horse actor, horse
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, interracial relations, injustice, discrimination, racism, family, life is a bitch, youth, society, friends, farmer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, touching, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, family relations, parents and children, village life, youth, sport team, village, friends, ice hockey, self confidence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 714
Cow (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, touching, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: wartime life, friendship, danger, survival, animal life, life is a bitch, escapades, war, village, friends, refugees, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: parents and children, working class, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, disorder, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, youth, single parent, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, political unrest, wartime life, single parent, state affairs, unsupportive parent, nationalism, death in the family, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.1
 117
My Angel (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, against the odds, hopes, kids in trouble, disability, youth, family life, teenager, accident, christmas, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, countryside, railway station, adventure, family, human spirit, friendship, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, victorian, 1900s, 19th century, 1800s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, friendship, hopes, family, siblings relations, teenage life, animal life, family life, youth, coming of age, farm, friends ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 467
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, youth, self discovery, orphan, introspection, society, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems, family relations, friends, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 374
Alan & Naomi (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, family relations, friendship, post traumatic stress disorder, holocaust, friends, battles, youth, human nature, misfit, mental illness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: world war two, war, school, family relations, adventure, family life, friendship, family, wartime life, friendship between girls, soldier, dancing ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: usa, illinois, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 2K
The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: world war two, youth, castle, friendship, redemption, sexual abuse, kidnapping, palaces castles and temples, friends, danger, introspection, soldier ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 3K
Will (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will is an 2012 British sports drama directed by Ellen Perry and starring Damian Lewis, Jane March and Bob Hoskins. .At the start of the film, eleven year-old Liverpool fan Will Brennan is at a boarding school in the south of England, due to his ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: orphan, escapades, ambition, youth, on the road, human spirit, life is a bitch, sport, family, hopes, nun, child protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: europe, england, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.9
 18K
Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, childhood, school, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), soccer, falcon, friendship, bird, birds, society, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: northern england, england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 2K
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, teenage life, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, parents and children, dealing with death, family relations, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, youth, friendship, society, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, bicycle, classroom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.6
 946
The Outcast (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in post-war Britain, ten year-old Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he struggles to cope with the death of his beloved mother. Left under the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries, Lewis ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, youth, estrangement, life is a bitch, death of mother, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, death in the family, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 291
Owd Bob (1998)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Recently orphaned David must move to the Isle of Man to live with his grandfather, Adam, who's a sheep farmer. Both long for the end of the summer, having nothing in common but their love for dogs, notably Adam's precious champion ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, dog, family, contests and competitions, mischievous children, heroes, friends, family relations, youth, countryside, farm, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%