Movies like Mr. Rice's Secret

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Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)
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Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A terminally-ill boy's life is saved when his deceased 400-year-old friend, "Mr. Rice", leads him on a treasure hunt to find a magical "Potion of Life".
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, youth, treasure hunt, family, friends, human spirit, hopes, coming of age, magic, cancer, death, family relations, old man, celtic, teenage boy, ring, terminal illness, back from the dead, grave, friend, neighbor, saving a life, flashback, exhumation
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, feel good, touching and humorous films with plots about family, family relations, friends, friendship, youth, hopes and parents and children mostly in Family, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Mr. Rice's Secret: Smitty (2012), Dolphin Tale 2 (2014), The Good Witch's Wonder (2014), Snowmen (2010), Monkey in the Middle (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, pets, coming of age, single parent, farm, youth, dog, redemption, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: veterinarian, dolphins, animal life, rescue, friendship, youth, family, family relations, friends, human spirit, hopes, theme park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Good Witch's Wonder (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cassie Nightingale (Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon's (Knight) wedding to Tara (Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Disher), the newly elected mayor ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, friendship, uncover truth, family relations, family, small town, imaginary, social relations, friends, small town life, dancing, smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Isabelle is an inspired dancer, but when her sister and a classmate make her doubt herself, she's motivated by a ballerina to find her own way to shine. Stars Erin Pitt & Grace Davidson.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, dance school, friendship, dancer's life, follow your dream, family, family relations, youth, artists and showbiz, friends, school, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 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, desire for fame, ambition, youth, family, against the odds, life is a bitch, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Monkey in the Middle (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chris has just moved to the East Coast, and already his workaholic father is encouraging him to make new friends. Luckily football (soccer) practice is starting up, and Chris meets a few kids on the team-including his cute neighbor Mara. When Mara ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, family relations, disorder, family, youth, single parent, coming of age, friends, animal life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
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Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, family relations, friendship, reindeer, farm, barn, family, heroes, youth, mischievous children ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.2
 2K
Ready or Not (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min.
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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, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, tomboy, best friend, family, best friends, youth, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Salt Water Moose (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Bobby and his Mom move from Toronto, away from his dad and his baseball team, to a small town in Nova Scotia, he's picked on by all the local kids, except for Jo. And Jo has also befriended a lonely male moose who lives on an island, and ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, moose, disorder, friends, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, coming of age, youth, family, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 2K
Little Ghost (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on location in a spooky Italian villa with his Hollywood big-shot mom and her dorky boyfriend, twelve-year-old Kevin befriends a Renaissance-era girl ghost who helps him cause unrest on the set.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, ghost, shallowness, sleazy, palaces castles and temples, family relations, disorder, friends, parents and children, young heroes, youth, misfit ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's "Christmas time" at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa because he's been a bad doggie, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American Indian called the ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family life, family relations, on the road, siblings relations, getting home, hopes, christmas, dog, escapades, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Halloween Puppy (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A boy accidentally turns his mom's boyfriend into a dog.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, human becoming an animal, human becomes animal, family, curses spells and rituals, youth, best friends, magic, dog, family relations, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, animal life, friends, mountain, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
65%
 6.1
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Saint Monica (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Saint Monica centers on a young girl named Monica, whose fervent desire is to return to the Toronto church with which she grew up. Determined to play an angel in its annual Christmas procession, Monica steals a pair of wings and prepares to join the ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family life, family relations, youth, society, family, family in crisis, church, friends, criminal heroes, golden years, female sitting on a toilet, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, against the odds, young heroes, adventure, odd couple, youth, pets, rescue, mischievous children, disorder, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 3K
Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, family relations, disorder, small town life, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, clever, light, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: toy comes to life, friendship, adventure, family, toys, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, toy soldier, parallel world, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Mo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Every kid wants to be cool and fit in - life's a blast even when you're different. When Mo's reflection is revealed, he sees a body that doesn't quite resemble any of his peers. Here, he tells the tale of his youth, growing up on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenage life, youth, social misfits, society, parents and children, physical appearance, hopes, optimism, family problems, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, young heroes, hopes, small town, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Pete's Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An overlooked middle child finds himself in the unexpected spotlight when he realizes his family's terrible Christmas day keeps repeating. As the only one experiencing the day over and over, he decides to use his unique gift to give the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time loop, christmas, starting over, family relations, youth, family, parents and children, hopes, holiday, christmas movie, christmas season, teenager ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.0
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Gooby (2009)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Imagine if you'd had a six-foot tall monster to help you through the rough times when you were 11! Willy is terrified about moving into the family's new house. He's convinced it's filled with evil space aliens out to get him. In ...
Style: sincere, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, buddies, friends, family relations, mischievous children, bear, friendship, adventure, supernatural, toy comes to life, shopping mall, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 7K
Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, dog, talking dog, human becomes animal, dog movie, human becoming an animal, family life, family relations, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, starting over, best friends, young heroes, youth, family, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, adventure, teenage life, friendship, family life, child as adult, youth, basketball, silly humor, battles, disorder, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Tsatsiki, Mum and the Policeman (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Little Tsatsiki, son of a single mother in Sweden, has never met his father, a Greek fisherman. Tsatsiki befriends a nice but straight-laced motorcycle policeman renting one of their rooms and decices he is the right guy for his mother, an amateur ...
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, suburbs, obsession, single parent, fall in love, youth, family, love and romance, elementary school, boy ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Saige Paints the Sky (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers that art-her favorite class-has been cut. On top of that, her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, friendship, school, family relations, youth, balloon, singing, art, horse, friends, female protagonist, teenage girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 6K
Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, magic, orphan, circus, family, bittersweet, disorder, death in the family, fish out of water, social misfits, dealing with death ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Christmas Angel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas movie, single parent, wish come true, christmas eve, holiday, family, parents and children, friendship, family relations, friends, youth, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%