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The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
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The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother was washed out to sea and never seen again, so when Fiona spies a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish, she is compelled to investigate..
Style: touching, sentimental, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric, serious, fairy tale, visually appealing, talky, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: island, friendship, seal the animal, ancient mystery, legend, family, adventure, young heroes, social relations, riddles and clues, fishing boat, children, family relations, unlikely friendships, village, world war two, heroes, youth, friends, village life, legends and myths, magic realism, mermaid, fishing, storm ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1946, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, scotland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, touching, light and melancholic films with plots about family, friendship, family relations, adventure, youth, children and friends mostly in Family, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Secret of Roan Inish: The Golden Seal (1983), Shiloh (1996), Tuck Everlasting (2002), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), The Secret Garden (1993). 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: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: island, family relations, bounty hunter, coming of age, fighting the system, friendship, hunter, legend, rescue, seal the animal, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
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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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, disorder, family relations, small town life, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tuck Everlasting (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Natalie Babbitt's award winning book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation from Walt Disney Pictures. Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel) is a girl in her early teens growing up in the small rural town of Winesap in 1914. ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: fountain of youth, teenage girl, mysterious stranger, immortality, coming of age, kidnapping, teenage boy, small town, family, first love, parents and children, teenage crush ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 2000s, 19th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, clever, light, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, toys, toy soldier, escapades, supernatural ability, parents and children, parallel world, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, 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, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, little girl, orphan, old mansion, friendship, garden, aristocracy, family, girl, sick child, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, yorkshire, england, europe, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The White Pony (1999)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The search for a mystical pony in Ireland.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, unicorn, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, village, heroic mission, friendship, countryside, fish out of water, imaginary kingdom, village life ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Into the West (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, fairy tale, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: stallion, family relations, friendship, adventure, chase, family, friends, single parent, heroes, on the run, young heroes, rescue ...
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, captivating, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, creature, mischievous children, loneliness, fantasy world, anger, magical, adventure, childhood, monster, journey, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, animals, dog, survival, friendship, family, rescue, youth, on the run, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, talking dog, dog, family relations, family life, human becoming an animal, getting home, afterlife, starting over, family, parent child relationship, hopes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Legend of Tillamook's Gold (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie, a lonely fourteen year old girl, moves to Manzanita, an Oregon seaside town, from Los Angeles after her writer father, Robert, loses his job. Her family, including mother Kathryn and older sister Susan, has trouble adjusting to life in a ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, light, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, adventure, treasure hunt, ancient mystery, adventurer, young heroes, youth, coming of age, escapades, family life, haunted by the past, small town ...
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Little Princess (1995)
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, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: little girl, boarding school, orphan, princess, servant, imagination, rescue, private school, presumed dead, attic, fantasy life, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, india, usa, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, friendship, youth, father figure, follow your dream, parents and children, family relations, hopes, elderly, teachers and students, musician's life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Song of the Sea (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as ...
Style: touching, colourful, captivating, fairy tale, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
War of the Buttons (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, leadership, mischievous children, youth, heroes, society, social relations, friends ...
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Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Belgium, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that ...
Style: stylized, exciting, fairy tale, serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fairy, legends and myths, good versus evil, monastery, heroic mission, self discovery, monk, forest, sea monster, obsessive quest, young heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Water Horse (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, UK, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.
Style: emotional, entertaining, twists and turns, scenic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: sea monster, loch ness monster, adventure, world war two, young heroes, friendship, child protagonist, rescue from drowning, boat, boat accident, egg, kids and family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, couples, family relations, parents and children, adoption, family life, youth, human animal relationship, rescue, grief ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, young heroes, friendship, youth, teenage life, pets, father son relationship, ocean, animal life ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 35K
Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, scenic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: island, young heroes, little girl, family relations, adventure, exotic island, sea lion, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, poacher, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, indonesia, singapore, patagonia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two teen girls, one from the city, one from the country, try to find the hidden gold of Bear Mountain learning about friendship, loyalty and courage on the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, teenage girl, gold, family, treasure hunt, escapades, youth, teenage life, small town, good versus evil, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, childhood, friends, young heroes, mischievous children, parents and children, bad luck, school, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, parents and children, village life, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, sport team, friends, village, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, animal life, parents and children, family life, adventure, young heroes, colonial america, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, family relations, countryside, adventure, family, child's point of view, human spirit, friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century, 70s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: family relations, island, horse, horse riding, heroes, youth, family, escapades, orphan, adventure, young heroes, adventurer ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: boy dog relationship, wilderness, survival, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, youth, young heroes, teenage life, parents and children, child in peril ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 629
Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: West Germany, USA
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, mountain, orphan, friendship, governess, optimism, disability, friends, family life, human spirit, youth, nanny ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%