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, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, teenage life, love and romance, supernatural ability, moral dilemma, disney, ocean, island, human animal relationship, precocious child, telepathy, loss of grandfather, rescue, animal life, poaching, family relations, family, love triangle, romance, terminal illness, coming of age, dolphins, death, jealousy, yacht ...
Place: texas, australia

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Most similar movies to A Ring of Endless Light

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and serious films with plots about youth, family relations, family, friends, animal life, friendship and teenage life mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like A Ring of Endless Light: Yellow Day (2015), Big Miracle (2012), Timboektoe (2007), Miracle Dogs Too (2006), Danny (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: feel good, stylized, surreal, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, family, love and romance, youth, looking for love, romance, camp, escapades, imaginary
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, feel good, serious, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: animal rescue, whale, rescue, animals, environmentalism, reporter, cold war, journalism, media, volunteer, love and romance, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988
Place: alaska, new york, los angeles
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100%
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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, serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage love, love and romance, family, fish out of water, father son relationship, life turned upside down, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, human spirit, animal life, pets, young heroes, magic, youth, dog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 115
Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, equestrian, friendship, teenage life, family, youth, family relations, friends, animal life, young at heart, human animal relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, horse, colonial america, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, adventure, young heroes, animal life, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Before We Say Goodbye (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, rebelliousness, couple relations, teenage life, couples, hopes, youth, romance, restaurant, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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60%
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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, melancholic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, adventure, youth, family, healing power, pets, ocean, coming of age, young heroes, friendship, teenage life, children ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, horse, ranch, family relations, friendship, grandparent grandchild relationship, sibling relationship, animal life, friends, farm, hopes, coming of age ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dog, countryside, teenage life, friends, family relations, social misfits, heroes, family, society, rivalry, ambition, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ 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: sincere, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: children, boy, empire, family relations, suburbs, fall in love, family, parents and children, love and romance, obsession, single parent, elementary school ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 329
Misty (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: horse, coming of age, youth, horse riding, family relations, island, heroes, family, escapades, orphan, adventure, young heroes ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
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Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, 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, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: animals, killer whale, human animal relationship, freedom, friendship, family, adventure, ocean, happy ending, animal life, unlikely friendships, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portland oregon, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: fairy tale, touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rich and poor, family relations, young heroes, uncle niece relationship, friendship, master and servant, christmas, orphan, family, teenage life, best friends, society ...
Time: victorian era, edwardian era, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, feel good, emotional, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, family, pets, youth, rescue, animals, greed, destiny, hopes, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: horse, teenage love, jealousy, family, youth, family relations, ambition, save the day, contests and competitions, friends, money raising, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, veterinarian, animal life, friendship, rescue, family, youth, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, feel good, touching, sad, gothic
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: hound dog, friendship, adventure, follow your dream, family relations, contests and competitions, dog, hunting, wilderness, animal life, raccoon, youth ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.2
 897
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, captivating, touching, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, youth, mischievous children, friendship, rescue, pets, best friends, family life, animal actor, small town, boy and dog, childhood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 138
Smoke (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, disney, family relations, farm, remarry, estrangement, animal life, teenage life, betrayal, family, coming of age, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 187
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: serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, contests and competitions, family, parents and children, friendship, pets, friends, animal life, family relations, youth, elementary school, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sad, semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, youth, great depression, animals, childhood, countryside, friendship, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, contests and competitions, family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, romantic, touching, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, high school student, youth, teenage life, tropical island, survival, island, fall in love, marooned, unlikely couple, first sexual experience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.2
 2K
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, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, overdose, teenage life, friendship, opposites attract, romance, dishonesty, youth, betrayal, love and romance, family relations, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: feel good, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, youth, adoption, love, friendship, husband wife relationship, couples, family relations, parents and children, family life ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, basketball, disney, family relations, friendship, teenage life, adventure, family life, child as adult, love, magical creature, teenager ...
Place: ireland
⇓ 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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: love and romance, island, father son relationship, teenage life, family, parents and children, hopes, human spirit, social relations, human animal relationship, pelican, sea ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: youth, island, seal the animal, hunter, legend, rescue, bounty hunter, coming of age, fighting the system, family relations, friendship, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Golden Christmas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a magical summer together, a nine-year-old boy whispers his heart into the ear of a best friend. With a loyal, golden dog by their side, the boy and girl bury a time capsule of keepsakes then they go their separate ways. Years later, looking ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, dog, family relations, family, starting over, getting home, pets, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, realtor, parent grown child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 473
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, youth, family relations, school, adoption, fish out of water, family life, parents and children, friendship, child as adult, getting home, young heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%