Movies like A Ring of Endless Light

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A Ring of Endless Light (2002)
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A Ring of Endless Light (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When 15-year-old Vicky Austin, her sister Suzy and little brother Rob visit their grandfather on Seven Bay Island, Vicky faces several unexpected challenges. Her beloved grandfather, retired Reverend Eaton, seems to be seriously ill, but tries to pretend that nothing is wrong. Vicky met the rich but emotionally troubled Zachary Gray the previous summer, and he reappears to renew the acquaintance. Another boy, 17-year-old Adam Eddington, recruits Vicky to help him with a research project, working with a dolphin called Basil. Vicky discovers she can communicate telepathically with the dolphin and his mate - and possibly with Adam as well
Style: touching, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, youth, supernatural ability, moral dilemma, animal life, island, ocean or sea, human animal relationship, precocious child, family relations, telepathy, loss of grandfather, rescue, poaching, family, romance, love triangle, terminal illness, coming of age, death, dolphins, yacht, jealousy, teenage girl ...
Place: texas, australia

Most similar movies to A Ring of Endless Light

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and serious films with plots about youth, family relations, family, friends, animal life, friendship and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like A Ring of Endless Light: Timboektoe (2007), Danny (1977), Miracle Dogs Too (2006), Yellow Day (2015), An American Girl Adventure (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Timboektoe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: De ouders van Isa en haar oudere broer Kars gooien het roer om en beginnen een camping in Frankrijk. Isa en Kars hebben het gevoel naar Timboektoe te verhuizen en alles te verliezen. Lang klagen ze gelukkig niet, want al snel maken ze nieuwe ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, teenage life, teenage love, family relations, fish out of water, family, father son relationship, rivalry, youth, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, france
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95%
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 94
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: teenage life, family relations, young at heart, animal life, friends, family, youth, friendship, human animal relationship, girl horse relationship, horse, horse actor
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, family relations, hopes, miraculous event, parents and children, animal life, human spirit, young heroes, pets, magic, dog, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 84
Yellow Day (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yellow Day chronicles a young man's life-changing and inspirational journey through the mysterious Yellow Day. To many, the Yellow Day is simply a fun day celebrating outreach at a kid's camp, but to some, God bestows visions and miracles, ...
Style: serious, feel good, surreal, stylized
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: love and romance, escapades, youth, looking for love, romance, family, teenage life, imaginary, camp
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, pre-teens, kids
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 ⇓
66%
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: dolphins, animal life, rescue, friendship, family, youth, family relations, friends, human spirit, hopes, veterinarian, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Before We Say Goodbye (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is a milestone film that creates bridges of understanding between cultures, with its insightful and intimate portrayal of Hispanic-American life. It is a story about Ramona Garcia, a Hispanic-American mother of four grown children who works ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, romance, youth, teenage life, couple relations, rebelliousness, hopes, couples, drugs/alcohol, restaurant, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: feel good, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenage life, family life, siblings relations, family, hopes, coming of age, youth, animal life, farm, friends ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, rescue, animal rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, heroes, small town life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, family relations, animal life, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, mountain, hopes, chase ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 267
Misty (1961)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague Island and holds an auction to thin out the herd. The young children set out to raise enough money in hopes that the Phantom will be caught in this years round up. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: island, family relations, horse, horse riding, adventurer, family, heroes, young heroes, escapades, adventure, danger, orphan ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, animal life, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, youth, danger, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Dog the Champion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Champion is a "diamond in the rough" story about a dog named Scout, a cattle dog who decided she didn't like herding cattle. Scout's owner, Billy, a rancher struggling to stay in business, pegs her as a useless, broken tool and ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, teenage life, friends, family relations, family, parents and children, society, heroes, social misfits, rivalry, youth, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 108
Smoke (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Chris is haunted by the death of his father and resentful of his stepfather Cal. He befriends a lost dog and names it Smoke, but tries to keep it a secret for fear Cal will take the dog away.
Style: emotional, feel good, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, family, coming of age, adventure, betrayal, youth, teenage life, remarry, animal life, estrangement, farm, animal actor ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, suburbs, coming of age, family, fall in love, love and romance, obsession, youth, single parent, parents and children, elementary school, boy ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, fairy tale, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, orphan, friendship, young heroes, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 772
Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, touching, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, dog, mischievous children, friendship, family life, youth, best friends, pets, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 160
Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parents and children, friendship, contests and competitions, family, friends, family relations, animal life, pets, elementary school, jealousy, dog, child protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, coming of age, animal life, friends, parents and children, orphan, youth, contests and competitions, adventure, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 215
The Red Pony (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, friends, animal life, youth, pets, parents and children, family problems, family relations, boy, father son relationship, bittersweet, coming of age ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Golden Seal (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A lonely 10-year-old boy living with his parents in a remote coastal part of Alaksa, spontaneously finds a legendary golden seal and her newborn pup. But the greed for her valuable pelt sets off the hunters, including his own father, the local ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: island, family relations, bounty hunter, coming of age, fighting the system, friendship, rescue, legend, hunter, bittersweet, innocence lost, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 394
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, disorder, friends, animal life, getting home ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, killer whale, freedom, adventure, animals, social worker, friendship, happy ending, captivity, animal training, rescue, animal life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, family relations, couples, parents and children, adoption, family life, youth, seal, husband wife relationship, grief ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.
Style: sexy, touching, romantic, sexual, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, island, high school student, youth, love and romance, adventure, first sex, fall in love, self discovery, survival, first sexual experience, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 19K
Big Miracle (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: environmentalism, ocean or sea, rescue, animal rescue, whale, reporter, animal life, journalism, media, danger, volunteer, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: father son relationship, love and romance, island, teenage life, parents and children, family, hopes, social relations, human spirit, human animal relationship, pelican, friendship ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Sandor & Ida (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ida lives hard and fast with too much drinking and a string of boyfriends, Sandor has very few friends and his mother insists that he practices ballet. They meet in a chat room and despite appearances they discover they have much in common. Sandor ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage love, overdose, friendship, teenage life, unlikely couple, love and romance, betrayal, romance, opposites attract, dishonesty, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family of children decide not to tell anyone their father has died, and to live on their own in the backwoods of rural North Carolina. If the state finds out they are on their own, they will be split up and sent to live in foster homes.
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family, coming of age, dealing with death, youth, romance, good versus evil, hopes, human spirit, friendship, wilderness, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 152
Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, parents and children, countryside, teenage life, bittersweet, estate, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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