Movies like Homecoming 1996

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Homecoming (1996)
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Homecoming (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When their mother disappears, a group of siblings are forced to fend for themselves, and make their way on their own. They eventually meet their grandmother, a loner who is reluctant to take them in. Based on the novel by Cynthia Voigt.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estrangement, grandmother, child abandonment, orphan, youth, family relations, misfit, family life, mental illness, hopes, family problems, siblings relations, homecoming, family in crisis, loneliness, college, sister sister relationship, hunger, teenage girl, boy, photograph, girl, catholic priest, brother sister relationship, woman ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, youth, family life, family problems, hopes, siblings relations and orphan mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Homecoming: Ballet Shoes (2007), Little Men (1998), My Sister's Keeper (2002), The Autumn Heart (1999), Saint Maybe (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ballet, orphan, family problems, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, youth, siblings relations, family relations, hopes, dancing, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
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100%
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Little Men (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, two street kids from Boston find themselves at Plumfield, a rural boarding school run by Jo and her husband -- and they soon learn academic and life lessons they won't ever forget.
Style: feel good, uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: family relations, orphan, boarding school, society, youth, family life, school, power relations, kids in trouble, boarding school life, homelessness, smoking ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: san francisco
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100%
My Sister's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two sisters take a journey of discovery and reconciliation based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman. Christine has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and must rely on others for support even though she longs for and independent and ordinary life. ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: split personality, family problems, disability, siblings relations, mental illness, sibling relationship, sister, family relations, family life, schizophrenic, sister sister relationship, sisters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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100%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: touching, sincere, gloomy, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, love and romance, youth, society, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family life, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: emotional, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: church, family relations, redemption, tragedy, orphan, babies and infants, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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47%
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Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: society, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, introspection, teenage life, self discovery, orphan, hopes, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
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42%
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Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, hopes, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
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42%
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One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, road not taken, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, child as adult, human nature, countryside, self discovery, reunion, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
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39%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, nanny, escapades, adventure, young heroes, youth, hopes, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
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37%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, pets, youth, hopes, estrangement, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
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37%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, small town, hopes, clergy, society, church, family relations, family life, human nature, religions or cults, village, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, unemployment, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family problems, youth, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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36%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, sincere, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, nursing, pets, family life, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Follow The Stars Home (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family problems, single parent, family in crisis, disability, family life, parents and children, babies and infants, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, feel good, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, couples, family relations, parents and children, family life, adoption, youth, human animal relationship, rescue, seal ...
Place: ireland, europe
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36%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, self discovery, youth, hopes, farm, poverty, small town life, social relations, small town, society, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family life, family problems, couples, family gatherings, americana, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wyoming, tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Dark Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Dark Horse is a story of struggle and redemption. Dana, a ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home to discover it is about to be sold. To save the farm, and the family, she must tame her mother's dangerous black horse, and ...
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, horse ranch, equestrian, homecoming, family problems, hopes, parents and children, family life, farm, family in crisis, self confidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, hopes, family, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, friends, animal life, farm ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mommo (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A brother and sister are split up after their mother dies, their father remarries, and their new stepmother rejects them.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, estrangement, family problems, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, youth, siblings relations, family relations, death in the family, brother sister relationship, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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Party of Five (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Following his parents' tragic death, 24-year-old Charlie Salinger is back at home – and in over his head – as his siblings' legal guardian. Together, Charlie, 16-year-old Bailey, 15-year-old Julia and 11-year-old Claudia share the ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: family relations, orphan, death of parent, siblings relations, loss of parent, adolescence vs adulthood, family life, love and romance, coming of age, dealing with death, child care, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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33%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, coming of age, family, youth, family relations, estrangement, family life, teenage life, siblings relations, ambition, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Horse for Summer (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a family emergency forces a troubled teen to do the wrong thing for the right reason, a community discovers the meaning of forgiveness.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, spiritual
Plot: teenage life, starting over, parents and children, family business, workplace, youth, family life, crimes, family problems, juvenile delinquency, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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32%
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What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, love and romance, family problems, couples, estrangement, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Amy (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman leaves her husband after the death of her child to teach deaf children how to speak. Her own child was deaf and although she has no formal training she successfully teaches one boy.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, dedicated educator, power relations, rise and fall, youth, downfall, hopes, misfit, mute or deaf, ambition, family relations, disability ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
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32%
A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, family life, love and romance, buddies, youth, golden years, small town life, countryside ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Sylvester (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an Olympic jumping champion.
Style: touching, feel good, fairy tale, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, equestrian, horse, family, lifestyle, against the odds, fall in love, child as adult, down on your luck, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
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Owd Bob (1998)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Recently orphaned David must move to the Isle of Man to live with his grandfather, Adam, who's a sheep farmer. Both long for the end of the summer, having nothing in common but their love for dogs, notably Adam's precious champion ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, dog, german shepherd, sheepdog, death in the family, countryside, starting over, animal life, disorder, family problems, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family of children decide not to tell anyone their father has died, and to live on their own in the backwoods of rural North Carolina. If the state finds out they are on their own, they will be split up and sent to live in foster homes.
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, coming of age, youth, hopes, dealing with death, good versus evil, family, romance, human spirit, friendship, wilderness, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Heidi (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp and his wife, who live isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially accompanying young goatherd Peter. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, village, youth, escapades, family life, village life, isolation, power relations, orphan, family ...
Place: alps, switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%