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, father daughter relationship, romance, mentor, life & death, women, parents and children, happy ending, destiny, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Flipped
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
90 min.
 7.7
Anne of Avonlea
Drama, Family, Romance
Canada, USA, UK
230 min.
 8.3
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Most similar movies to My Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, semi serious, humorous and sentimental films with plots about runaway, mentor, childhood, dialogue, catastrophe, family and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like My Girl: Corrina, Corrina (1994), Flipped (2010), Simon Birch (1998), Mermaids (1990), Little Manhattan (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: family, coming of age, pregnancy, young heroes, small town, dealing with death, friendship, death, death in the family, romance, mentor, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pennsylvania
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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:   40%
    User:   40%
 
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film that started the classic TV series. Although he's only seven, Eddie's got it all figured out. He wants his father, a widower, to get remarried - to the girl next door. Unfortunately, she's not one of the women that his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: romance, single father, parenthood, single parent, family, childhood, looking for love, friendship, police investigation, love affair, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
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System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
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 72K
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, 1950s, year 1957 ...
Place: michigan, usa
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    User:   100%
 
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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, 1950s, 1960s
Place: maine
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System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
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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, dallas texas, massachusetts, texas
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System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
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:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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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, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
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, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: indiana, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
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, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: romance, school, babies and infants, boarding school, family, children, buddies, wedding, love, single parent, friendship, stereotypes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
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, realistic, humorous, 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:   36%
    User:   42%
 
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%
 
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:   36%
    User:   40%
 
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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:   35%
    User:   40%
 
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 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:   35%
    User:   34%
 
 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, realistic, humorous ...
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
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System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, realistic, emotional ...
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, greece, mexico, south carolina
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System:   34%
    User:   41%
 
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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, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
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System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
Murphy's Romance
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, divorce, friendship, love, unlikely couple, love story, couple relations, destiny, fall in love, mentor, relationships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
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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:   34%
    User:   33%
 
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 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:   34%
    User:   37%
 
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
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
Sleepless in Seattle
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing
Plot: romance, radio, destiny, love, cancer, loneliness, love story, single parent, happy ending, relationships, urban, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, new york, baltimore, seattle washington, washington state ...
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System:   33%
    User:   100%
 
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, 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
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System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
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Harriet the Spy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the secret notebook of a young girl who fancies herself a spy is found by her friends, her speculations make her very unpopular! Can she win her friends back?
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: spy, adventure, family, friendship, bullying, nanny, writing, college, best friends, kids and family, mischievous children, childhood ...
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System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
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For Keeps?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, adoption, romance, pregnancy, small town, love, babies and infants, college, teenager, marriage, destiny, single parent ...
Time: 80s
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System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
 6.1
 6K
Roll Bounce
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, competition, father son relationship, buddies, hip hop, dancing, underdog, dance, contests and competitions, romance, mentor, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
 6.5
 40K
One Fine Day
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: witty, semi serious, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: single father, romance, divorce, screwball, single parent, opposites attract, love story, urban, corruption, happy ending, love, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
 6.7
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The Party
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenager, youth, teenage love, friendship, french, parents and children, adolescence, school, dreams, high school, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: france, tokyo, paris france, normandy
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System:   32%
    User:   26%
 

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
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    User:   26%
 
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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