Movies like My Girl

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My Girl (1991)
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My Girl
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 "allergic to everything", and sticks with Vada despite her hangups. When Vada's father hires Shelly, and begins to fall for her, things take a turn to the worse...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, sweet, realistic, heartbreaking, feel good, romantic, sad ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, pre-teens, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family, childhood, death, children, single parent, teacher, makeup artist, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships, young heroes, adolescence, poetry, small town, dealing with death, romance, mentor, life & death, women, parents and children, happy ending, destiny, runaway, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Flipped
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
90 min.
 7.7
Little Manhattan
Comedy, Family, Romance
USA
84 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, semi serious and feel good films with plots about mentor, family, catastrophe, childhood, destiny, dialogue and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like My Girl: Corrina, Corrina (1994), Simon Birch (1998), Flipped (2010), Little Manhattan (2005), Mermaids (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.2
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My Girl 2
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: family, coming of age, pregnancy, young heroes, dealing with death, friendship, death, small town, death in the family, romance, mentor, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pennsylvania
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System:   95%
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Corrina, Corrina
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: romance, friendship, interracial romance, death, master and servant, race issues, single father, children, mute or deaf, family, nanny, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   44%
 
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenager, camp, father daughter relationship, best friends, self discovery, unlikely friendships, women, adolescence, teenagers, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, south carolina, mexico, greece
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System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
 6.9
 19K
Simon Birch
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, destiny, disability, coming of age, book, buddies, unlikely friendships, mentor, hospital, childhood, child illness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: maine
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System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 7.7
 71K
Flipped
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, romance, school, adolescence, childhood, teenager, teenage love, neighbor, love, coming-of-age, love story, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, 21st century, year 1963, year 1957 ...
Place: michigan, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   100%
 
Little Manhattan
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Gabe was just a normal kid growing up in Manhattan until Rosemary Telesco walked into his life, actually into his karate class. But before Gabe can tell Rosemary how he feels, she tells him she will not be going to public school any ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: romance, love, divorce, friendship, coming of age, school, first love, couple relations, love story, jealousy, children, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
 6.6
 25K
Mermaids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, mother daughter relationship, single parent, swimming, teenager, runaway, jewish, coming-of-age, parenthood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
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System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
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Because of Winn-Dixie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, small town, family, friendship, children, pets, loneliness, childhood, christian, kids and family, storytelling, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
 6.8
 23K
Now and Then
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, childhood, oldies, best friends, adolescence, unlikely friendships, pregnancy, women, divorce, coming-of-age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, year 1991, year 1970 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 6.1
 4K
Wide Awake
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A feel-good comedy about the laughter, excitement and fun that come with being a kid! Joshua is a thoughtful 10-year-old looking for some simple answers to life's eternal questions. The problem is that no one - including his concerned parents ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, coming of age, self discovery, friendship, children, death, single parent, god, teacher, religion, childhood, magic ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
3 Men and a Little Lady
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: romance, school, babies and infants, boarding school, family, children, buddies, wedding, single parent, friendship, stereotypes, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
 5.8
 18K
Curly Sue
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 ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, lawyer, orphan, homeless, school, cons and scams, urban, rock, dishonesty, happy ending, partners, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
 6.1
 32K
Uptown Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive she learns what it means to be an adult while ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, nanny, shopping, fish out of water, urban, life is a bitch, unlikely friendships, workplace, mentor, childhood, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
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Savannah Smiles
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, runaway, kidnapping, fugitives, childhood, storytelling, young heroes, adventure, memory, children, parents and children, love ...
Time: 80s
Place: salt lake city utah, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
 6.2
 21K
Mystic Pizza
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, friendship, best friends, marriage, teenager, relationships, women, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, new england, usa, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, pregnancy, best friends, college, women, teenager, unlikely friendships, relationships, betrayal, friends, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, london, vermont, rhode island, yale university ...
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System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
 7.3
 170K
Big
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, kids, family outing
Plot: family, toys, adolescence, coming of age, friendship, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, childhood, child as adult, kids and family, children, hotel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
Steel Magnolias
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, women, best friends, wedding, pregnancy, parenthood, unlikely friendships, relationships, beauty salon, mentor, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
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 5.7
 6K
Andre
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, friendship, adventure, best friends, animals, mischievous children, children, young heroes, school, small town, rescue, getting home ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
 6.8
 19K
Martian Child
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, family, friendship, alien, single father, eccentricity, small town, single parent, mars, children, imagination, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
The Baby-Sitters Club
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: family, camp, friendship, school, children, friends, summer school, young lovers, parents and children, book, adaptation, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
Shag - More Dancing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, romance, dancing, dance, best friends, unlikely friendships, runaway, coming-of-age, young lovers, teenager, childhood ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
 6.8
 13K
Lucas
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, cheerleading, underdog, romance, teenager, school, football, adolescence, bullying, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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Author! Author!
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: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: children, single father, divorce, mischievous children, family, writer's life, parents and children, foul language, mentor, showbiz, family drama, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, manhattan new york city
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 7.0
 18K
My Dog Skip
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, small town, family, coming of age, childhood, segregation, americana, children, kids and family, animals, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, mississippi, oxford university
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System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
How to Make an American Quilt
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, marriage, friendship, romance, coming of age, wedding, infidelity, women, self discovery, adultery, relationships, interracial romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, california, paris france
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
 7.8
 67K
The Sandlot
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, baseball, coming of age, family, childhood, small town, dog, children, sport, chase, buddies, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 80s, year 1962
Place: usa, utah, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
 6.4
 2K
Shiloh
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, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adoption, rescue, mischievous children, small town, animals, hunting, young heroes, children, kids and family, adventure ...
Time: 90s
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System:   35%
    User:   28%
 

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