Movies like Simon Birch

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Simon Birch (1998)
 6.8
 20K
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 for a reason and highly believes in God. Together, Joe and Simon go on a journey of trust and friendship to find the answers to many things. Their friendship is put to the test when some unfortunate events happen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational, sweet, light, compassionate, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, obsessive quest, hopes, buddies, child illness, family problems, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending, justice, disability, small town, bittersweet, youth, friends, childhood sweetheart, partners, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family secret, small town life, elementary school ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, quarry, 1950s, 1960s
Place: maine

Most similar movies to Simon Birch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, humorous and feel good films with plots about friendship, family relations, family, youth, storytelling, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Simon Birch: The Mighty (1998), Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998), The Sandlot (1993), Secondhand Lions (2003), Beautiful (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 12K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, friendship, social misfits, disability, heroes, society, orphan, youth, best friends, freak, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, americana, teenage life, family relations, graduation, social relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 78K
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%
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 ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: greed, fish out of water, adventure, money, family, adventurer, eccentric family, family secret, odd couple, disorder, youth, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1910s
Place: texas, usa, africa, middle east, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 4K
Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, blind ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, family problems, pregnancy, child illness, parents and children, family relations, ambition, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, teenage pregnancy, friendship, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, single parent, love and romance, youth, family relations, power of love, childbirth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 622
Snowmen (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, human spirit, terminal illness, elementary school, desire for fame, ambition, youth, family, against the odds, social relations, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 19K
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, oxford university, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, 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: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, journalism, youth, power relations, parents and children, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, family relations, parents and children, starting over, family, young heroes, best friends, youth, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 4K
Wide Awake (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A feel-good comedy about the laughter, excitement and fun that come with being a kid! Joshua is a thoughtful 10-year-old looking for some simple answers to life's eternal questions. The problem is that no one - including his concerned parents ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, light, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, self discovery, death in the family, society, teenage life, human spirit, friendship, religion, nun, family relations, boys' school, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film that started the classic TV series. Although he's only seven, Eddie's got it all figured out. He wants his father, a widower, to get remarried - to the girl next door. Unfortunately, she's not one of the women that his ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: single father, single parent, widower, wooing, family relations, romance, looking for love, starting over, love and romance, parents and children, love affair, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, feel good, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, father daughter relationship, single father, dog, mischievous children, friendship, loneliness, pets, family relations, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 7K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: male bonding, male friendship, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, young lovers, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, love and romance, on the road, trip ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
39%
 6.3
 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, rescue, animal rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, heroes, small town life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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
Plot: dolphins, animal life, rescue, friendship, family, youth, family relations, friends, human spirit, hopes, veterinarian, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, single parent, parents and children, small town life, self discovery, eccentric family, siblings relations, custody, family life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, custody, hopes, redemption, life is a bitch, legal, family relations, family problems, friends, family life, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, parents and children, family life, prodigy, hopes, society, family problems, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: friendship, disability, youth, life, character study, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken at losing the two most important females in their lives.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, romance, parents and children, family problems, single parent, buddies, love and romance, fall in love, custody, wedding, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 145K
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: sentimental, touching, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, newlyweds, friends, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 190
Mo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Every kid wants to be cool and fit in - life's a blast even when you're different. When Mo's reflection is revealed, he sees a body that doesn't quite resemble any of his peers. Here, he tells the tale of his youth, growing up on ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage life, hopes, youth, social misfits, parents and children, physical appearance, society, optimism, disability, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, youth, unfulfillment, single parent, love and romance, bittersweet, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 2K
Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, light, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, family in crisis, parents and children, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
36%
 5.9
 20K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: orphan, little girl, family, friendship, rich and poor, single father, children, homeless, daughter, cons and scams, society, urban ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 5K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: friendship, summer school, nanny, camp, teenage life, parents and children, friends, nothing goes right, siblings relations, friendship between girls, children, 13 year old ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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