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Curly Sue (1991)
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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: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, sweet, feel good, semi serious, melancholic, romantic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens
Plot: orphan, family, rich and poor, daughter, cons and scams, friendship, lawyer, little girl, urban, school, hugging, single father, society, destiny, homeless, shopping, love story, bullying, life philosophy, dishonesty, rock, wealth, partners, youth, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, touching and semi serious films with plots about family, runaway, culture clash, mentor, catastrophe, destiny and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Curly Sue: Pollyanna (2003), It Takes Two (1995), Annie (2014), Home Alone (1990), Marley & Me (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family, young heroes, small town, family relations, small town life, friends, orphan, countryside, hopes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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73%
 5.8
 17K
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: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, orphan, family, mischievous children, single parent, fall in love, summer camp, social worker, siblings relations, social differences, switching roles, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 30K
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, family, foster child, hip hop, youth, rise to the top, parents and children, rich and poor, kids in trouble, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 379K
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, not serious, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, young heroes, crime gone awry, danger, home alone, neighbor, precocious child, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, paris france, chicago illinois, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.1
 132K
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: sentimental, touching, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, chaos and mayhem, journalist, parenthood, marriage, couple relations, family life, death of dog, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: radio, single parent, looking for love, loneliness, friendship, romance, starting over, unlikely couple, urban, journalist, airplane, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, baltimore, seattle washington, chicago illinois, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: marriage proposal, friendship, self discovery, romance, babies and infants, school, buddies, daughter, single parent, parents and children, custody, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 35K
Annie (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 126 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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, adoption, locket, child's point of view, microphone, little girl, family, opposites attract, parents and children, santa claus, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, mischievous children, when the parents are away, prank, friendship, suburbs, parents and children, nothing goes right, youth, family relations, disorder, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 210K
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, not serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: nanny, family, cross dressing, hidden identity, divorce, family relations, custody battle, comedy of errors, parenthood, gender bending, actor playing female role, secret identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 63K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: makeup artist, coming of age, friendship, single parent, father daughter relationship, tuba, neighbor, small town, mortician, family, young heroes, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 57K
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, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pets, family, saint bernard dog, puppy, rescue, anti heroes, suburbs, heroes, disorder, dog, mischievous children, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 59K
Jersey Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, single father, family life, love and romance, father daughter relationship, romance, death of wife, death, relationships, love story, seduction, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 171K
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, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, romance, fall in love, urban, city life, platonic, unlikely couple, dog, boyfriend, destiny, verbal byplay, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, fairy tale, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: young heroes, friendship, rich and poor, family, teenage life, society, uncle niece relationship, coming of age, orphan, best friends, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure when Walt Disney presents The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings). Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, americana, nosebleed, lynch mob, lesson, wanted man, bloodhound, reflection in water, adventure, family, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, touching, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, single parent, couple relations, pregnancy, self discovery, midlife crisis, coming of age, romance, suburbs, newlywed, friendship, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 17K
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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, self discovery, family, mortician, young heroes, dealing with death, spring, essay, holiday, uncle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, light, funny, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, mischievous children, siblings relations, disorder, children, nothing goes right, dog, family life, family relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, family, summer camp, mischievous children, parents and children, youth, family relations, family life, single parent, siblings relations, prank, holiday ...
Time: year 1961
Place: california, massachusetts, london, boston
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30%
 6.8
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Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, record store, slumber party, teenage love, love, romance, prom, family, cult, social differences, outcast ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
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30%
 6.5
 103K
The Parent Trap (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: twins, summer camp, mischievous children, lookalikes, dishonesty, disorder, single parent, trap, butler, parents and children, dog, hopes ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: england, california, maine, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, single parent, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance, youth, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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About Last Night... (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Style: sentimental, talky, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, new year's eve, softball, romance, best friends, battle of the sexes, urban, relationship problems, couple relations, looking for love, sexual relations, singleness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 39K
Shall We Dance (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, couple relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, dancer's life, dance school, marriage, hopes, jealousy, family, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: 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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family, false accusation, follow your dream, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, youth, family relations, friends, journalism, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Nicholas on Holiday (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's the end of the school year. The long-awaited moment of the holidays is arrive. The little Nicolas, her parents and Grandma take the road towards the sea, and settle in for some time at the Hotel Beau-Rivage.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, family relations, eccentric family, youth, parents and children, hotel, friends, disorder, family, beach, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: family, fish out of water, babies and infants, fatherhood, abandoned baby, roommate, friendship, custody, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: playwright, children, single parent, starting over, mischievous children, writer's life, marriage, parents and children, showbiz, artists and showbiz, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
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, not serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, siblings relations, job interview, young heroes, school, parents and children, one day, bad luck, down on your luck, nothing goes right, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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