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An American Girl Holiday (2004)
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An American Girl Holiday (2004)
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: feel good, touching, sweet, inspirational, fairy tale, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: young heroes, friendship, rich and poor, family, teenage life, society, uncle niece relationship, coming of age, orphan, best friends, youth, family relations, friends, master and servant, dealing with death, social differences, family life, power relations, wizard of oz, manners, hardship, sister, precocious child, activism, wealthy family ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to An American Girl Holiday

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, sentimental and realistic films with plots about family, youth, family relations, friendship, friends, young heroes and family life mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like An American Girl Holiday: Anne of Green Gables (1985), Pollyanna (2003), The Secret Garden (1993), Heidi (2005), Summer of the Colt (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anne of Green Gables (1985)
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, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, love and romance, golden years, adoption, fall in love, island, young heroes, teenage love, countryside, family life, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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78%
 7.5
 793
Pollyanna (2003)
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: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family, young heroes, small town, family relations, small town life, friends, orphan, countryside, hopes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adventure, best friends, young heroes, family, animal life, youth, family relations, friends, rescue, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, countryside, friendship, aristocracy, girl, secret, garden, childhood, little girl, servant, uncle, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
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: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family, false accusation, follow your dream, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, youth, family relations, friends, journalism, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 707
Heidi (2005)
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, village, mischievous children, orphan, family, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, society, family relations, power relations, isolation, village life ...
Place: alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, farm, grandparent grandchild relationship, sibling relationship, family life, family, youth, family relations, friends, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 18K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: orphan, family, rich and poor, daughter, cons and scams, friendship, lawyer, little girl, urban, school, hugging, single father ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, rescue, family, coming of age, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, school, young heroes, getting home, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 498
Heidi (1968)
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, governess, girl, mountain, friendship, human spirit, optimism, family, family life, adventure, youth, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Princess Protection Program (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an evil dictator threatens to take over the kingdom, Princess Rosalinda gets put into the Princess Protection Program. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter, who works after school ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, teenage life, school, school dance, royal family, best friends, family, high school, youth, friends, island, teenager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Biscuit Eater (1972)
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, dog, family, best friends, adventure, mischievous children, odd couple, underdog, countryside, young heroes, train, wilderness ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973)
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, museum, friendship, investigation, mischievous children, suburbs, young heroes, parents and children, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, eccentric family, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, friends, pets, family, loyalty, death, loneliness, human animal relationship, sacrifice, loss of loved one, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, family life, school, youth, friends, rivalry, family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, swimming pool ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 20K
Dolphin Tale (2011)
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: uplifting, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, tail, trap, boy, human spirit, family, animal life, hopes, youth, young heroes, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 335
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, best friends, school, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, adoption, child as adult, family life, fish out of water, youth, family relations ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 519
Mermaid (2000)
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, young heroes, family, dealing with death, friendship, parents and children, death in the family, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
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: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, best friends, dedicated educator, small town, family, mischievous children, single parent, young heroes, starting over, self discovery, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
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: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, pets, family, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 85
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, touching, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, animal life, family, friends, youth, family relations, young at heart, horse, human animal relationship, girl horse relationship, horse actor
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, racism, family, society, family relations, discrimination, injustice, life is a bitch, friends, youth, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: feel good, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adventure, parents and children, countryside, family, family relations, friends, orphan, contests and competitions, animal life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: dog, small town, friendship, father daughter relationship, family, pets, family life, family relations, disorder, friends, mischievous children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Red Shoes (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a little girl name Karen who was very poor and was given a pair of red shoes made of cloth to keep her feet warm in the winter. When her mother dies, she's adopted by a rich older woman who burns the shoes, saying they're ...
Style: serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: dancer's life, school, young heroes, family, rich and poor, love and romance, master and servant, family relations, surrealism, scissors, theater, executioner ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
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: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, parents and children, urban, family, wish come true, hopes, family relations, best friends, friendship, family gatherings, family life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Moondance Alexander (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, social misfits, high school, young heroes, family, follow your dream, obsessive quest, eccentric family, teenage life, animal life, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, best friends, family, mischievous children, adventure, odd couple, single parent, young heroes, getting home, rescue, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 244
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, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, island, adventure, adventurer, young heroes, family, children, siblings relations, family in danger, heroes, youth, family relations ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, feel good, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, miraculous event, family, retirement home, adventure, hopes, youth, family relations, pets, young heroes, human spirit, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%