Movies like Curly Sue

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Curly Sue (1991)
 5.8
 22K
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, feel good, sentimental, sweet, humorous, realistic, psychological, light, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: homeless, family, orphan, single father, children, little girl, girl, destiny, daughter, lawyer, rich and poor, cons and scams, friendship, society, bullying, life philosophy, coming of age, kindness, class differences, affection, homelessness, adoptive father adopted daughter relationship, childhood, school, shopping ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
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, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about family, catastrophe, police investigation, dialogue, destiny, storytelling and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Curly Sue: It Takes Two (1995), Annie (2014), Annie (1982), Pollyanna (2003), 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
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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, funny, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens ...
Plot: twins, mischievous children, family, children, summer camp, orphan, single parent, adoption, parents and children, single father, boarding school, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, manhattan new york city, new york
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100%
 5.3
 38K
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, emotional, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, orphan, father daughter relationship, foster child, family, hopes, rags to riches, dancing, music, parents and children, friends, hip hop ...
Time: 1930s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 45K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: orphan, little girl, adoption, dancing, childhood, coming of age, family, child, winter, chase, children, runaway ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, washington d.c., liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 1K
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, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, small town life, orphan, small town, hopes, young heroes, family, countryside, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids, family outing, teens ...
Plot: adult child friendship, wedding, romance, family relations, friendship, parents and children, boarding school, love, family problems, custody, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: england, london, scotland, europe
⇓ 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: feel good, touching, serious, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, princess, little girl, orphan, imagination, servant, girls' boarding school, fantasy life, father daughter relationship, school, magic, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, victorian era, future
Place: india, new york, england, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.7
 71K
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, sweet, humorous, funny, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: dog, family, children, puppy, pets, animal actor, saint bernard dog, animals, childhood, pet dog, dog actor, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 558K
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: funny, humorous, light, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, preschoolers ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, mischievous children, family, children, home alone, youth, when the parents are away, child protagonist, kids and family, home invasion, precocious child ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, new york, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sentimental, feel good, touching, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, youth, basset hound, coming of age, children, teacher, school, family relations, life philosophy, family life, follow your dream ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ireland, ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: family, twins, summer, summer camp, mischievous children, divorce, family life, parents and children, family relations, youth, single parent, teenage girl ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
Place: california, massachusetts, boston, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, nanny, friendship, single father, self discovery, parents and children, housekeeper, romance, single parent, interracial relations, starting over, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 95K
Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: childhood, parents and children, when the parents are away, happy ending, unlikely friendships, uncle nephew relationship, fish out of water, respect, teenager, mischievous children, child care, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 20K
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: romantic, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, girls' night, teens, pre-teens ...
Plot: coming of age, women, teenager, childhood, small town, youth, family, first love, child, puberty, writers, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Manhattan (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Gabe was just a normal kid growing up in Manhattan until Rosemary Telesco walked into his life, actually into his karate class. But before Gabe can tell Rosemary how he feels, she tells him she will not be going to public school any ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: first love, friendship, love, school, coming of age, bully, child's point of view, children, romance, fall in love, jealousy, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: twist ending, surreal, romantic, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: gorilla, animals, friendship, adventure, youth, family, pets, teenager, teenage boy, redemption, fantasy world, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 158K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
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, sad, sentimental, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: dog, pets, family, friendship, couple relations, animals, life, family relations, parenthood, marriage, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, ireland, usa, 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: romantic, touching, feel good, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: loneliness, happy ending, starting over, life, radio, love, single parent, destiny, looking for love, love story, platonic, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, new york, chicago illinois, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 136K
The Parent Trap (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: twins, mischievous children, summer camp, lookalikes, divorce, single parent, twins separated at birth, disorder, butler, dishonesty, father daughter relationship, disney ...
Time: 90s, year 1998
Place: london, california, england, maine, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, exciting, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, adventure, children, home alone, trap, when the parents are away, mischievous children, young heroes, homeless, boy, snow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, florida, chicago illinois, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: hidden treasure, orphan, disney, adventure, family, treasure hunt, friendship, heiress, kids and family, butler, happy ending, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: playwright, writers, large family, children, single parent, love and romance, divorce, parents and children, youth, actress, single father, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, israel, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, romance, self discovery, couple relations, baby, friendship, parents and children, family life, couples, marriage, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: dog, small town, father daughter relationship, animals, single father, loneliness, adaptation, beautiful scenery, childhood, children, mischievous children, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.0
 21K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, coming of age, world war two, small town, childhood, friendship, child's point of view, youth, family, baseball, lifestyle, animals ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, oxford university, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 213K
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, sweet, sentimental, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: romance, fall in love, love, happy ending, destiny, unlikely couple, hidden identity, online dating, bookstore, rivalry, platonic, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 21K
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, humorous, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing, teens
Plot: destiny, romance, transplant, unlikely friendships, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, love of one's life, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
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, children, dog, orphan, family, siblings relations, mischievous children, disorder, nothing goes right, family relations, farce, parenthood ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 37K
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: feel good, sentimental, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids, date night
Plot: adoption, custody, happy ending, opposites attract, couple relations, family relations, orphan, fashion, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, coming of age, love triangle, friendship, small town, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, social relations, family, society, mute ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: light, funny, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: babies and infants, family, custody, fish out of water, farce, baby, fatherhood, abandoned baby, friendship, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%