Movies and TV shows like The Secret Garden 1975

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The Secret Garden (1975)
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The Secret Garden (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: TV miniseries adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, orphan, estate, youth, family, friends, disability, misfit, self discovery, society, mischievous children, secret place, teaching the ways of the world, countryside, brat, master and servant, mysterious character, young heroes, power relations, social relations, winter, secret, young girl, mansion ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, yorkshire

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about youth, family relations, friendship, orphan, family, friends and young heroes mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Secret Garden: The Railway Children (1970), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1995), Heidi (1993), Heidi (1968), Heidi (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, orphan, old mansion, little girl, friendship, secret, sick child, family, girl, garden, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: india, yorkshire, england, europe, liverpool ...
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The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, railway station, countryside, adventure, family, child's point of view, human spirit, friendship, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, victorian, victorian era ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
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100%
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, rich and poor, estate, fish out of water, social differences, family life, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit, youth, power relations, mischievous children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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39%
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Heidi (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 193 min.
TV show
Story: After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.
Style: semi serious, feel good, emotional
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, family, odd couple, young heroes, youth, adventure, escapades, hopes, mischievous children, mountain ...
Place: europe, switzerland, swiss alps, germany, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, youth, nanny, hopes, escapades, young heroes, adventure, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, light, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncle, garden, mansion, family problems, little girl, family life, mischievous children, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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 ⇓
28%
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Oliver Twist (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, youth, danger, crimes, young heroes, coming of age, family, society, gang, injustice, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s
Place: europe, london, england
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Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, hopes, friendship, friends, coming of age, human nature, destiny, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, search, girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, young heroes, orphan, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Rag Nymph (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Seperated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th century streets of Newcastle from the police, ten year old Millie is taken under the wing of rag lady Aggie Winkovski and her crippled helper, Ben. Young Millie ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, prostitute, pimp, homeless, kids in trouble, bittersweet, starting over, teenage life, down on your luck, friends, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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26%
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Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: compassionate, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, family relations, orphan, adventure, imaginary, child's point of view, teen romance, small town, parents and children, society, children's home, school ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, rich and poor, family in danger, down on your luck, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, injustice, power relations, friendship, social differences ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Emily of New Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Emily of New Moon is a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2000. The series originally aired in the United States on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV and it is currently seen in Canada on the Viva, Bravo! and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, youth, starting over, uncover truth, island, family life, young heroes, coming of age, family, grownups, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.
Style: emotional, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, life is a bitch, confined, coming of age, crimes, society, danger, child in peril, apprentice, injustice, youth ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, youth, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, dancing, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, teenage love, countryside, love and romance, coming of age, best friends, island, foster home, young heroes, little girl ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, rich and poor, social differences, step parent, family relations, manic, power relations, adulthood, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Ready or Not (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Ready or Not is a Canadian teen drama series which aired on the Showtime Movie Channel and later on the Disney Channel and Global Television Network for 5 seasons and 65 episodes between 1993 and 1997 in both Canada and the United States.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, teenager, tomboy, best friend, best friends, youth, family, social relations, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Back to the Secret Garden (2000)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, save the day, obsessive quest, destiny, youth, escapades, imaginary kingdom, estate, secret, child's point of view ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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20%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, youth, friends, sport team, self confidence, ice hockey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, youth, family, parents and children, children, strong female character, hopes, soccer, bullying, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Oliver Twist (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, thief, child's point of view, street kid, social decay, friendship, youth, life is a bitch, danger, injustice, society, child abuse ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: family relations, haunted by the past, introspection, teenage life, self discovery, society, youth, family problems, friends, orphan, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Winky's Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Than everything will work out alright. Or will it?
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: shopping mall, family life, fish out of water, family, family relations, holiday, misfit, hopes, young heroes, youth, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, dog, sheepdog, german shepherd, heroes, rivalry, pets, animal life, disorder, family relations, family problems, farm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child as adult, school, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, family life, friendship, animal life, friends, disorder, child in peril ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, bittersweet, friends, power relations, family relations, high society, social differences, friendship, love and romance, babies and infants ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coal mining, pony, adventure, heroes, daring rescue, fighting the system, danger, good versus evil, friends, animal life, anti heroes, youth ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy scout, small town, family relations, world war two, rescue, love and romance, homecoming, parents and children, fish out of water, friendship, self discovery, reunion ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%