Movies like An American Girl Holiday

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An American Girl Holiday
Original name: Samantha: An American Girl Holiday
Genre: Family, Drama
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 completely different backgrounds, Samantha and Nellie become fast friends. The girls turn to each other in happiness and sorrow, adventure and danger.
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: best friends, young heroes, friendship, family, coming of age, rich and poor, youth, orphan, family relations, friends, master and servant, dealing with death, social differences, teenage life, family life, society, power relations, wizard of oz, manners, hardship, sister, precocious child, activism, wealthy family, uncle niece relationship ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
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A Little Princess
Drama, Family, Fantasy
USA
97 min.
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Boy Meets World
Comedy, Drama, Family
USA
23 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and feel good films with plots about youth, family relations, family, friends, friendship, family life and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like An American Girl Holiday: Anne of Green Gables (1985), A Little Princess (1995), The Christmas Bunny (2010), The Secret Garden (1975), Heidi (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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An American Girl Adventure
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, serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: best friends, adventure, young heroes, friendship, family, coming of age, animal life, youth, family relations, friends, rescue, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, virginia, britain
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System:   95%
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Anne of Green Gables
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: love, family, island, orphan, coming of age, teacher, friendship, imagination, book, golden years, literature, farm ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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System:   85%
    User:   78%
 
A Little Princess
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: boarding school, imagination, friendship, british, family, school, childhood, magic, attic, child abuse, bullying, storytelling ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: india, new york, usa, london, england
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System:   66%
    User:   100%
 
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: family, friendship, children, poverty, follow your dream, kids and family, parents and children, school, teacher, prejudice, rich and poor, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: ohio, usa, ireland, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois
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The Christmas Bunny
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, family, pets, coming of age, friendship, youth, family problems, friends, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
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System:   61%
    User:   62%
 
The Secret Garden
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
Story: TV miniseries adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, family, young heroes, self discovery, countryside, estate, friendship, disability, youth, friends, orphan, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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System:   59%
    User:   64%
 
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Heidi
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, human spirit, optimism, family, adventure, family life, youth, governess, girl, mountain, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps
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System:   59%
    User:   59%
 
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Booky & the Secret Santa
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: parents and children, urban, family, wish come true, hopes, family relations, best friends, friendship, unemployment, family gatherings, family life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
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Pollyanna
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, young heroes, optimism, countryside, family, youth, small town, family relations, friendship, social relations, teaching the ways of the world, small town life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   100%
 
The Biscuit Eater
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nothing warms the heart like the story of a boy and his dog. Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) and Text (George Spell) are two friends determined, against all odds, to turn a misfit hound into a hero. Tennessee farmer and dog trainer Harve McNeil (Earl ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, best friends, family, mischievous children, adventure, odd couple, underdog, countryside, young heroes, train, coming of age, wilderness ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: best friends, dedicated educator, small town, family, mischievous children, single parent, young heroes, friendship, starting over, self discovery, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   45%
 
Summer of the Colt
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, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, farm, family, family life, youth, family relations, friends, siblings relations, teenage life, animal life, hopes ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
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Mermaid
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, family, young heroes, dealing with death, friendship, parents and children, death in the family, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   51%
    User:   55%
 
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Girl Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing, teens, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, sitcom, best friends, family, school, parents and children, teachers and students, family life, teenage life, middle school, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   61%
 
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Dolphin Tale
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, uplifting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: human spirit, friendship, family, animal life, hopes, youth, young heroes, boy, trap, tail, summer, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
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Alan & Naomi
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, psychological, uplifting ...
Plot: coming of age, dealing with death, friendship, human nature, haunted by the past, holocaust, mental illness, teenage life, battles, against humanity, post traumatic stress disorder, misfit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
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Rascal
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, feel good, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, best friends, school, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, adoption, child as adult, family life, fish out of water, youth, family relations ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
Miracle Dogs Too
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: feel good, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: miraculous event, family, retirement home, adventure, hopes, small town, youth, family relations, pets, young heroes, human spirit, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
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Ready or Not
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Ready or Not is a Canadian teen drama series which aired on the Showtime Movie Channel and later on the Disney Channel and Global Television Network for 5 seasons and 65 episodes between 1993 and 1997 in both Canada and the United States.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, family, friendship, youth, family relations, friends, social relations, teenager, tomboy, best friends, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
When I Find the Ocean
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, family life, wilderness, estrangement, ocean or sea, family relations, orphan, pets, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, racism, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
Benji: Off the Leash!
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, best friends, mischievous children, adventure, odd couple, single parent, young heroes, getting home, rescue, friendship, parents and children, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
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Alabama Moon
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, family, school, culture clash, life turned upside down, boarding school, friends, escapades, best friend ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
Boy Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, school, coming of age, buddies, friendship, family, college, high school life, high school, teenage life, best friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
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Diff'rent Strokes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, family, suburbs, parents and children, adoption, siblings relations, social differences, suburban life, sitcom, teenage life, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
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Heidi
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp and his wife, who live isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially accompanying young goatherd Peter. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, orphan, family, village, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, society, family relations, power relations, isolation, village life ...
Place: switzerland, alps
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System:   46%
    User:   100%
 
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Misty
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, adventure, young heroes, family, island, siblings relations, family in danger, heroes, youth, horse, family relations, orphan ...
Place: usa, virginia
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System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Genre: Family, Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, mischievous children, suburbs, young heroes, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, museum, eccentric family, imaginary kingdom, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
Carol's Journey
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: single parent, human nature, forbidden love, village, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, spanish civil war, coming of age, family life, orphan, youth ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, spain, usa, new york, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   36%
 

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Virginia's Run
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: single parent, underdog, contests and competitions, train, dealing with death, follow your dream, rehabilitation, athlete and trainer, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, cinderella story, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: rise to the top, estate, social differences, family, culture clash, fish out of water, society, family relations, power relations, master and servant, mischievous children, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
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