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, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: evacuation, war, teenage life, village, youth, friendship, family, family relations, life is a bitch, wartime life, escapades, siblings relations, coming of age, countryside, forceful separation, last will and testament, world war two
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: wales, england, london

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Most similar movies to Carrie's War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, family relations, friendship, coming of age, friends, family and boy mostly in Drama, Family and War genres. Some movies like Carrie's War: Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998), Truth or Dare (1997), Secrets of War (2014), Danny (1977), Kes (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)
Genre: Drama, 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, realistic, sincere, uplifting, serious
Plot: orphan, adoption, village, haunted by the past, hopes, wartime life, parents and children, human spirit, war, dealing with death, single parent, youth ...
Time: 40s
Place: europe, london, england
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100%
 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 ⇓
30%
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: serious, emotional, captivating, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, youth, village, estrangement, friends, best friends, war, unfulfillment, wartime life, village life, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 90
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 ⇓
28%
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 7.9
 17K
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, school, coming of age, soccer, falcon, friendship, childhood, bird, realism, family life, pets, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, northern england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
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 459
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, society, introspection, haunted by the past, orphan, friends, family relations, eccentric family, family problems, hopes, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 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: realistic, touching, feel good, serious, uplifting
Audience: pre-teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: ballet, orphan, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, youth, family relations, family problems, against the odds, family ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: estate, innocence lost, family relations, countryside, friendship, social differences, forbidden love, society, rich and poor, love and romance, romance, youth ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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 ⇓
24%
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, touching, tense, bleak, serious
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friend, social misfits, wartime life, life is a bitch, parents and children, snobbism, family relations, countryside, working class, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, youth, countryside, coming of age, family problems, village, elderly, siblings relations, parents and children, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, village life, family, sport team, family relations, friends, youth, friendship, village, ice hockey, self confidence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 531
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 ⇓
24%
Finding Friends (2005)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This kid has to move to a farm in his summer vacation and don't get to go to Norway Cup as he had planned for. Out on the country there is bad cellphone reception, cow smell and inbreed farmers as far as the eye can see. The family Volvo get ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, friendship, family relations, friends, lake or river, escapades, family, teenage life, young heroes, save the day, chases and races, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 282
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: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, dog, countryside, farm, youth, friends, family relations, family, mischievous children, heroes, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, leukemia, best friends, youth, friends, child illness, last wish, human spirit, life is a bitch, family, coming of age, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 761
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: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: village, adventure, misfit, society, family life, family relations, power relations, village life, family, teaching the ways of the world, mischievous children, escapades ...
Place: alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
On the Black Hill (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story covers eighty years in the lives of a pair of Welsh identical twins with an unusual bond, as they go through war, love affairs, and land disputes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, family saga
Plot: twins, farm, politics, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, couples, brother brother relationship, welsh, church, world war one, family farm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: wales, england
⇓ 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: realistic, touching, bleak, serious, emotional
Plot: coming of age, unemployment, dysfunctional family, working class, youth, single parent, alcohol abuse, society, disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 207
Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: school, coming of age, teenage boy, unfulfillment, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, child illness, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 125
Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, bleak, emotional
Plot: youth, family problems, child as adult, family relations, power relations, dysfunctional family, coming of age, siblings relations, teenage life, parents and children, teachers and students
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.1
 116
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: uplifting, emotional, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, teenage life, disability, family life, against the odds, kids in trouble, family relations, supernatural ability, family, hopes, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: touching, serious, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, orphan, time machine, youth, imaginary, family, wartime life, hopes, changing the past or future, world war two, 12 year old
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Those Calloways (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: social decay, human spirit, village life, curses spells and rituals, adventure, siblings relations, family, against the odds, rally, animal life, family life, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: youth, life turned upside down, family relations, forceful separation, countryside, coming of age, rebelliousness, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, brother, teenager, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 1K
The Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of a ten-year-old girl left alone in her house in the summer of 1981.
Style: sincere, touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: countryside, coming of age, youth, when the parents are away, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, friends, innocence lost, friendship, introspection, young girl, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: society, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love, wartime life, coming of age, friends, friendship, anti semitism, youth, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: village, coming of age, bicycle, deserter, classroom, friends, friendship, village life, wartime life, society, youth, social relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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