Movies like Curly Sue

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Curly Sue (1991)
 5.9
 21K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiancé.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, romantic, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: orphan, little girl, family, single father, daughter, cons and scams, urban, children, friendship, homeless, society, destiny, rich and poor, lawyer, girl, school, love story, bullying, life philosophy, hugging, shopping, wealth, fatherhood, dishonesty, con artists ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california

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Most similar movies to Curly Sue

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, touching and sweet films with plots about family, dialogue, mentor, destiny, police investigation, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Curly Sue: It Takes Two (1995), Annie (2014), Pollyanna (2003), Annie (1982), 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 22K
It Takes Two (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Identical 9-year-olds from very different backgrounds: orphaned Amanda and wealthy Alyssa meet at summer camp and decide to switch places -- and play matchmaker between Alyssa's dad, Roger, and the kind social worker who cares for Amanda.
Style: feel good, sweet, touching, humorous, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: twins, mischievous children, orphan, family, summer camp, single parent, children, fall in love, social worker, adoption, switching roles, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, london, new york
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100%
 5.3
 36K
Annie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, family, foster child, hopes, parents and children, friends, dancing, rich and poor, rags to riches, father daughter relationship, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 997
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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, young heroes, hopes, small town, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 42K
Annie (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, adoption, little girl, mogul, child's point of view, whistling, microphone, locket, family, family relations, power relations, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., liverpool, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken at losing the two most important females in their lives.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: adult child friendship, friendship, family relations, romance, parents and children, family problems, fall in love, custody, single parent, buddies, love and romance, wedding ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: little girl, boarding school, orphan, princess, servant, reunion, fantasy life, imagination, rescue, french, private school, presumed dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, india, usa, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: sweet, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, nanny, friendship, self discovery, housekeeper, parents and children, single parent, single father, romance, starting over, couples, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 19K
My Girl 2 (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realises she knows very little about her. She manages to get ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, mortician, family relations, friendship, small town, self discovery, family, parents and children, death in the family, parent getting married, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 505K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, when the parents are away, holiday, child protagonist, home invasion, kids and family, youth, children, neighbor, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: gorilla, sign language, pets, family, adventure, friendship, disorder, family relations, siblings relations, on the road, down on your luck, laboratory ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 68K
Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, children, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, family relations, suburbs, rescue, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 151K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, friendship, couple relations, family, marriage, parenthood, journalist, family life, couples, dog movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, single parent, radio, loneliness, looking for love, happy ending, romance, christmas party, love and romance, friendship, destiny, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 4K
Candleshoe (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action movie based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: hidden treasure, orphan, adventure, treasure hunt, country estate, butler, family, friendship, parents and children, family life, fish out of water, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, youth, journalism, power relations, parents and children, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Author! Author! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: large family, playwright, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, starting over, family relations, children, actress, couples, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, self discovery, romance, couple relations, couples, family life, friendship, parents and children, wedding, midlife crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, dog, father daughter relationship, single father, mischievous children, friendship, loneliness, family relations, pets, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Dennis the Menace (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mischievous children, prank, family, when the parents are away, friendship, nothing goes right, children, neighbor, suburbs, criminal, slingshot, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 20K
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: dog, friendship, small town, americana, baseball, family, child's point of view, lifestyle, youth, world war two, coming of age, dog movie ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, oxford university, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 202K
You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, happy ending, romance, unlikely couple, love, hidden identity, online dating, platonic, boyfriend, bookstore, destiny, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 20K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: transplant, destiny, romance, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, coincidence, couples, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, touching, light, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, dog, orphan, siblings relations, children, mischievous children, family, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, farce, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, childhood, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, friends, mischievous children, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, teenage life, teenage love, fall in love, social relations, youth, family, society, interracial relations, americana ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Parent Trap (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: twins, summer camp, parents and children, family relations, family, mischievous children, family life, reunion, single parent, summer, love and romance, lookalikes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1961
Place: california, boston, massachusetts, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 540
The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, moral dilemma, parents and children, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 36K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, opposites attract, couple relations, family relations, orphan, happy ending, parents and children, fish out of water, romance, fashion, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Little Rascals (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and the other characters made famous in the Our Gang shorts of the 1920s and 1930s are brought back to life in this nostalgic children's comedy. When Alfalfa starts to question his devotion to the club's ...
Style: feel good, not serious, light, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, rivalry, parents and children, gang, misfit, precocious child, dog, bully, childhood, gangs, family ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Father of the Bride (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: George Banks is an ordinary, middle-class man whose 21 year-old daughter Annie has decided to marry a man from an upper-class family, but George can't think of what life would be like without his daughter. He becomes slightly insane, but his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: wedding, wedding preparations and rituals, family relations, event planner, parents and children, plan gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, couple relations, human nature, comedy of errors, grownups ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, rome italy, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%