Movies like Moondance Alexander

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Moondance Alexander (2007)
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Moondance Alexander (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance returns the horse to his rightful owner, the gruff and mysterious Dante Longpre, she is convinced that Checkers is a champion jumper in disguise and is determined to help him realize his full potential. Moondance manages to talk Dante into training her and Checkers for the Bow Valley Classic and despite the criticism of her peers; discovers that perseverance, loyalty and individuality can land you in the winner's circle.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, obsessive quest, young heroes, teenage life, youth, family, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, hopes, animal life, eccentric family, girl horse relationship, training, horse, mother daughter relationship, friends, misfit, teachers and students, skating, high school life ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, feel good and serious films with plots about youth, hopes, family, teenage life, family relations, ambition and human spirit mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like Moondance Alexander: Ostwind (2013), Flicka: Country Pride (2012), Virginia's Run (2002), Going to the Mat (2004), The Derby Stallion (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ostwind (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: While spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, a girl (Hanna Höppner) discovers a talent for communicating with horses and tries to tame a fierce stallion.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, horse riding, animal training, youth, teenage life, self discovery, family, farm, teenage girl, disobey, hopes, stallion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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75%
Flicka: Country Pride (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Flicka and Toby help out a struggling stable owner and her teenage daughter.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, jealousy, youth, family, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, ambition, contests and competitions, save the day, friends, money raising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
 6.3
 718
Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, mischievous children, ambition, against the odds, teenage life, family life, teaching the ways of the world, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, love and romance, rehabilitation, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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71%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, disability, wrestling, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, blindness, sport team, teenage love, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, horse trainer, adventure, ambition, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, follow your dream, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Midnight Stallion (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: feel good, captivating, sincere, light, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family business, family, contests and competitions, social relations, family relations, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, ambition, farm, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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70%
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Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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65%
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Flicka 2 (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, jet-black mustang who's just as free-spirited and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: girl horse relationship, wild horse, horse ranch, horse riding, horse, coming of age, teenager, ranch, animal life, family relations, farm, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wyoming, usa
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100%
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An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, adventure, young heroes, animal life, family life, parents and children, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Emma's Chance (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, sweet, realistic
Plot: horse, community service, teenage girl, friendship, human spirit, teenage protagonist, rehabilitation, bonding, female protagonist, farm, teenage life, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Let It Shine (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they're delivered to the girl of his dreams by a proxy, his best friend. Made for Disney Channel movie/
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: hip hop, hip hop culture, rapper, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, performer's life, musician's life, dream come true, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Big Spender (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When he hears about a program for convicts working ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, rehabilitation, prison, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, animal life, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
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63%
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, equestrian, horse, ambition, athlete's life, animal life, family relations, friends, power relations, against the odds, fall in love, child as adult ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school football, high school, underdog, sport, sport team, teenage love, human spirit, against the odds, athlete and trainer, youth, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
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61%
Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, inspirational, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, teachers and students, school, dedicated educator, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, understanding, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, atlanta georgia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Long Shot (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Annie Garret is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, follow your dream, ambition, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family, single parent, hopes, contests and competitions, animal life, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Windstorm 3 (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ostwind and Mika have found a real home at the farm Kaltenbach with Mika's grandmother. In the hustle of running therapy center and due to Mika's fame as a horse-whisperer, she feels that she doesn't have enough freedom and time to ...
Style: sincere, light, uplifting, touching, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, horse riding, wild horse, teenage girl, freedom, horse race, horse ranch, friendship, hopes, self discovery, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
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Kart Racer (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts's resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, follow your dream, youth, contests and competitions, young heroes, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, athlete's life, leadership, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, working class, youth, sport, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
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55%
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A runaway orphan, young Sonora, persists in a menial job mucking stables in Doc Carver's travelling stunt show. Her great wish is to become a death-defying "diving girl," but Doc refuses her pleas. Undaunted, Sonora's gutsy ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, feel good ...
Plot: americana, orphan, horse, horse riding, great depression, cinderella story, blindness, misfit, adventure, contests and competitions, teaching the ways of the world, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, north carolina, georgia
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, starting over, friendship, parents and children, athlete's life, ambition, youth, family, family relations, rivalry, farm, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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52%
International Velvet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, orphan, horse, contests and competitions, rivalry, teenage life, human spirit, youth, hopes, animal life, power relations, adventure ...
Time: 70s
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51%
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In Orange (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An 11 year old talented soccer player, Remco, has one big dream: to be selected for the national team under 12 years. His father Erik coaches him and everything seems to work out fine, until Erik suddenly dies. Remco and mother Sylvia are shocked. ...
Style: feel good, serious, captivating, uplifting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, ambition, follow your dream, against the odds, hopes, athlete and trainer, life turned upside down, death in the family, parents and children, coming of age, football, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.5
 96
Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family, youth, friends, animal life, young at heart, family relations, horse actor, young girl, horse, human animal relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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50%
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Dark Horse (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 14 year old Allison has to go to a horse farm. With all the horses and the help of the owner Susan Hadley she finds new sense in her life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: horse, farm, friends, animal life, youth, rehabilitation, hopes, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
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Snowmen (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, human spirit, terminal illness, elementary school, youth, ambition, desire for fame, family, against the odds, life is a bitch, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
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Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dolphins, friendship, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, friendship, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, family, youth, hopes, coming of age, friends, animal life, farm ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, high school, contests and competitions, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, sport, underdog, lifestyle, rivalry, family relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
If I Had Wings (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, running, hopes, friendship, against the odds, blind man, ambition, unlikely partners, human spirit, teenage life, disability, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%