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Russkies (1987)
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Russkies (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of American boys discovers a Russian sailor washed up on the coast of Florida and decide to befriend him, assuming that he is friendly and will bring them no danger and thus go against the ideas of their parents, as well as the government.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, cold war, adventure, village, space and aliens, heroes, friends, misfit, anti hero, village life, danger, heroic mission, benign alien, buddies, fish out of water, culture clash, anti heroes, young heroes, social relations, shipwreck, manhunt, arcade, baseball, comic hero, divorce ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about friendship, friends, youth, family relations, coming of age, family and misfit mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Russkies: The Golden Seal (1983), River of Grass (1994), Hambone and Hillie (1983), Return to Macon County (1975), Just a Dream (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, bounty hunter, coming of age, fighting the system, family relations, friendship, rescue, legend, hunter, innocence lost, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
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95%
River of Grass (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Cozy, a dissatisfied housewife, meets Lee at a bar. A drink turns into a home break-in, and a gun shot sends them on the run together, thinking they've committed murder.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: friends, crimes, on the run, partners, chases and races, crime, couples, on the road, friendship, heist, lovers on the run, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Hambone and Hillie (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An elderly woman searches for her lost dog. Director Roy Watts' 1984 drama stars Lillian Gish, Timothy Bottoms, Candy Clark, O. J. Simpson, Alan Hale Jr. and Jack Carter.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: heroes, adventure, golden years, animal life, friends, family relations, friendship, fireworks, journey, dog, dog hit by a car
Time: 80s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Return to Macon County (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they hook up with a pretty but dingy waitress who quits her job ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the road, friendship, car chase, car, waitress, gang, crimes, obsessive quest, youth, law enforcement, adventure, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friendship, friends, obsession, interracial relations, family life, youth, family relations, social relations, coming of age, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will destroy his home. He enlists the aid of a woman and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friends, wise man, village, friendship, legends and myths, save the day, rescue, danger, heroes, adventure, family, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, youth, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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61%
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Second Chances (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, friendship, starting over, disability, misfit, young heroes, youth, pets, dealing with death, family, hopes, wounded animal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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 ⇓
57%
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Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, class differences, society, power relations, friends, urban, rich and poor, social differences, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of three 12-year-old buddies -- sharing a carefree existence in the summer of 1970 -- suddenly change when one of them, Dustin, makes an unexpected friend after cutting the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry. As Jonathan shares lessons in ...
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, small town, friends, golden years, elderly, buddies, prayer, funeral, boy, friendship between boys, youth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Framed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The National Gallery in London has flooded, and senior curator Quentin Lester has a dramatic solution. He proposes that the entire collection of priceless paintings should be removed from London and stored in an abandoned slate mine inside a Welsh ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, village, family business, culture clash, secret place, fall in love, parents and children, fish out of water, family life, family problems, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, wales
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55%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, clergy, youth, society, interracial relations, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Climb (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Baltimore, 1959. Danny's dad is the only man in the neighborhood who didn't fight in World War II. Danny, who's 12, gets teased and folks make nasty cracks about cowards. An old radio tower on a nearby hill is about to be torn down, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, rescue, adventure, coming of age, aging, young heroes, heroes, youth, friends, hopes, terminal illness, human spirit ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, post world war two
Place: baltimore, usa
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, summer camp, child's point of view, self discovery, parents and children, family, youth, family relations, on the road, coming of age, prank, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, touching, gloomy, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, buddies, friends, theme park, bittersweet, missing person, down on your luck, haunted by the past, self discovery, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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Disfigured (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lydia is an overweight sales clerk in a trendy home furnishings store, nearing 30. Though she is a member of a Fat Acceptance Group (a movement dedicated to fighting prejudice against overweight people), she is still struggling with complex feelings ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: support group, friendship, looking for love, unlikely couple, friends, misfit, human nature, physical appearance, anorexia, eating disorder, real estate agent, acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, society, youth, friends, coming of age, innocence lost, high school life, teenager, sexuality, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: catastrophe, danger, survival, heroic mission, child in peril, escapades, adventure, heroes, rescue, earthquake, collapse, freeway
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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43%
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The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: kids
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Cow (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, friendship, survival, animal life, danger, life is a bitch, escapades, village, war, dark humor, refugee, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A 91 years old carpenter, who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
Style: realistic, serious
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, unemployment, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, society, buddies, fighting the system, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, usa, pennsylvania, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, single parent, fish out of water, workplace situations, village, social relations, misfit, life is a bitch, workplace, society, petty job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beneath the Blue (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dolphin experts confront the US Navy when its sonar program is suspected of causing the animals' deaths.
Style: captivating, contemplative, light, tense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: experiment gone awry, daring rescue, ocean, animal life, friends, ocean or sea, escapades, adventure, danger, dolphins, research, animal human communication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Letters to Elena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the beautiful hills of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico, a young boy (Emilio) is adopted by the mailman (Teo). As part of their daily tasks, they not only deliver the mail but read letters to the villagers, as well as take dictation, since ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, optimism, protecting from truth, youth, hopes, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, love and romance, village, dream, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
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34%
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Garage (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A tragicomedy set in the world of gas stations in rural Ireland, where over-diligent employee of the garage searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer.
Style: psychological, realistic, melancholic, thought provoking, humorous ...
Plot: misfit, small town, society, human nature, village, solitude, social relations, friendship, garage, gas station, loneliness, angst ...
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The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
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