Movies like Curly Sue

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Curly Sue (1991)
 5.8
 19K
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet, feel good, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, romantic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens
Plot: orphan, family, daughter, cons and scams, friendship, society, urban, rich and poor, little girl, school, hugging, single father, lawyer, destiny, homeless, shopping, love story, bullying, life philosophy, dishonesty, girl, wealth, youth, rock, friends ...
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 humorous, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about family, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, culture clash, destiny and chase mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Curly Sue: It Takes Two (1995), Pollyanna (2003), My Girl 2 (1994), 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990), Annie (2014). 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: humorous, feel good, touching, sweet, funny ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: twins, mischievous children, orphan, family, summer camp, single parent, social worker, fall in love, siblings relations, social differences, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 817
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, orphan, family, small town, friends, young heroes, small town life, family relations, hopes, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, small town, mortician, friendship, family, family problems, youth, death in the family, friends, parents and children, parent getting married ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, parents and children, family problems, family relations, love and romance, custody, single parent, fall in love, buddies, male female relationship, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.3
 31K
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: realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adoption, orphan, family, foster child, friends, youth, kids in trouble, rise to the top, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 135K
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, humorous, feel good, sad ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, lifestyle, troublemaker, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 402K
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, light, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, holiday, family, when the parents are away, danger, neighbor, crime gone awry, precocious child, young heroes, vacation, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, america, paris france, chicago illinois, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: radio, starting over, friendship, single parent, looking for love, romance, loneliness, hopes, love and romance, widow widower, unlikely couple, acceptance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, baltimore, washington state, chicago illinois, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.2
 60K
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, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, single father, love and romance, family life, father daughter relationship, death of wife, death, seduction, relationships, romance, love story, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 36K
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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, microphone, little girl, child's point of view, locket, family, family life, rich and poor, friends, family relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: not serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: mischievous children, family, prank, friendship, nothing goes right, neighbor, runaway, criminal, when the parents are away, suburban life, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 59K
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, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, puppy, parents and children, nothing goes right, pets, family life, rescue, animal rescue, saint bernard dog, mischievous children, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 217K
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, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: nanny, family, cross dressing, divorce, family relations, hidden identity, comedy of errors, custody battle, kids and family, parenthood, actor playing female role, gender bending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 65K
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, chick flick, teens
Plot: makeup artist, coming of age, friendship, single parent, mortician, small town, neighbor, tuba, father daughter relationship, family, family relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, touching, clever, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, new year's eve, softball, romance, twentysomething life, couple relations, friends, passionate interest, singleness, sexual relations, love and romance, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Beethoven's 2nd (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Beethoven is back -- and this time, he has a whole brood with him now that he's met his canine match, Missy, and fathered a family. The only problem is that Missy's owner, Regina, wants to sell the puppies and tear the clan apart. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: pets, dog, rescue, puppy, family, adventure, save the day, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, montana, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, clever, cynical ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, self discovery, midlife crisis, coming of age, couple relations, single parent, romance, suburban life, love and romance, parents and children, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, feel good, touching, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, siblings relations, job interview, friends, young heroes, mischievous children, parents and children, bad luck, school, family relations, one day, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.8
 67K
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, friendship, prom, teenage love, record store, slumber party, romance, love, family relations, social misfits, snobbism, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, light, funny, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, family, siblings relations, mischievous children, nothing goes right, disorder, children, dog, youth, family relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: starting over, single parent, playwright, children, youth, disorder, love affair, couples, family problems, showbiz, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 34K
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: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, orphan, custody, life turned upside down, society, family relations, hopes, opposites attract, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 58K
Richie Rich (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! ...
Style: humorous, light, sincere, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: youth, family, friendship, adventure, rich and poor, missing person, when the parents are away, mischievous children, cons and scams, wealth, conspiracy, betrayal ...
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, humorous, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, youth, love and romance, family relations, power of love, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 176K
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, humorous, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, platonic, boyfriend, looking for love, disorder, online dating, love, destiny, e mail ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: sport, self discovery, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hockey, against the odds, sport team, underdog, youth, ambition, competition, yuppie ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, false accusation, family, power relations, journalism, family life, disorder, youth, follow your dream, parents and children, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, friendship, custody, abandoned baby, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 176K
Big (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how ...
Style: touching, captivating, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: child as adult, wish fulfillment, fish out of water, toys, toy maker, adulthood, disorder, longing, adolescence, friendship, body transformation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, society, looking for love, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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