Movies like Secondhand Lions

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Secondhand Lions (2003)
 7.5
 53K
Secondhand Lions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Secondhand Lions" follows the comedic adventures of an introverted boy left on the doorstep of a pair of reluctant, eccentric great-uncles, whose exotic remembrances stir the boy's spirit and re-ignite the men's lives.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film, touching, sweet, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: greed, fish out of water, suicidal, family relations, adventure, family, adventurer, family secret, eccentric family, bittersweet, hunting, youth, misfit, partners, weirdo, reluctant, old love, disorder, odd couple, wilderness, young at heart, courage, money, princess, warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1910s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, africa, france, middle east

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Most similar movies to Secondhand Lions

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family, family relations, youth, friends, friendship, adventure and children mostly in Family, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Secondhand Lions: We Bought a Zoo (2011), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Simon Birch (1998), The Sandlot (1993), How It Was with Dooms (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 137K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: countryside, starting over, happy ending, single father, zoo, animals, parenthood, beautiful scenery, family relations, coping, hopes, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.0
 250K
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: family, comedy of errors, cross dressing, nanny, divorce, family relations, hidden identity, gender bending, kids and family, custody battle, actor playing female role, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 21K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, buddies, obsessive quest, hopes, child illness, family problems, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 50s, 1950s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 80K
The Sandlot (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, friendship, dog, team, sport, baseball movie, childhood, coming of age, storytelling, family relations, baseball game, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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How It Was with Dooms (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, cheetah, family relations, bully, adventure, adventurer, adolescence, youth, escapades, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, custody, family, fish out of water, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, abandoned baby, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 149K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, couple relations, friendship, family, marriage, parenthood, journalist, family life, couples, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 79K
Holes (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, misfit, theft, digging, destiny, warden, curse, excavation, judge, family, camp ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: texas, latvia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, small town life, teenage life, americana, family relations, social relations, graduation, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 2K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, family relations, socialite, zoo, family, adventure, fish out of water, family life, rescue, pets ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 67K
Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, family, children, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, rescue, family relations, suburbs, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, starting over, best friends, young heroes, youth, family, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 944
Hounded (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager ends up being hounded by a well-groomed and seemingly cute and tiny dog that actually turns out to be a nightmare of a beast.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage boy, dog, mischievous children, teenage life, eccentric family, adventure, nothing goes right, young heroes, family life, disorder, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 3K
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, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, animal life, family relations, disorder, small town life, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, cat, adventure, friendship, pets, wilderness, talking animals, disney, fish out of water, journey, beautiful scenery, wounded animal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, nevada, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Josh is off to his first year of college and buddy has stayed behind with joshs little sister andrea and the rest of the family. Adrea attempting to fit in with her jr. High classmates decides to join the baseball team and along the way discovers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: golden retriever, dog, sport team, underdog, contests and competitions, rescue, against the odds, disorder, family relations, friendship, fish out of water, sport ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 20K
My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, americana, baseball, dog, family, child's point of view, lifestyle, youth, world war two, coming of age, dog movie ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 739
Uncle Nino (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, family gatherings, family life, fish out of water, parents and children, society, couples, optimism, uncle, family reunited, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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One Christmas Eve (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A series of mishaps threaten a recently divorced mom's attempts to make her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" perfect.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: nothing goes right, parents and children, family relations, disorder, family, single parent, christmas eve, christmas, life turned upside down, fall in love, puppy, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 6K
Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, magic, orphan, circus, family, bittersweet, youth, death in the family, fish out of water, wizards and magicians, friends ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Beethoven's Big Break (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to stardom. However, a trio of unscrupulous ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: filmmaking, pets, dog, disorder, danger, rescue, hollywood, fish out of water, adventure, odd couple, mischievous children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Beethoven's 5th (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Sara takes Beethoven to spend summer vacation with wacky Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous canine "digs up" the missing clue to a legendary hidden fortune of Rita and Moe ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, dog, friendship, family life, friends, partners, escapades, heroes, chase, adventure, family, youth ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 20K
Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, family relations, thanksgiving, social worker, small town, family, writer's life, single parent, parents and children, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie! Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals try anything to raise the money needed to save their ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: children, friends, save the day, family relations, gang, family, eccentric family, youth, taxi, disorder, goofy hero, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 1K
Alabama Moon (2009)
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: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, best friend, family, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, boarding school life, father daughter relationship, boy, survival, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Havoc is created in a small Southern community when a 12-year-old shows up, causing a couple 13-year-old friends to fall in love with her, thus possibly jeopardizing their friendship.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, social relations, youth, family, society, americana, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Born to Be Wild (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: gorilla, sign language, pets, family, adventure, friendship, bittersweet, dangerous animal, juvenile delinquency, on the road, down on your luck, laboratory ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
For the Love of Benji (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, pets, family, friendship, danger, heroes, friends, family relations, disorder, animal life, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, crete, athens greece, athens
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, childhood, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, friends, mischievous children, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 2K
Quints (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, baby, teenager, child as adult, family life, life turned upside down, siblings relations, parents and children, family, youth, teenage life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%