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Skellig (2009)
 6.4
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Skellig (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ordinary boy named Michael is going through some extraordinary changes in his life. His family has just moved into an unfamiliar house, and his brand new baby sister has fallen ill. One day, while cleaning out the garden shed, he stumbles across something mysterious, a strange creature huddled in the corner; weak of body but strong of will. This is Skellig.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: owl, family relations, family, human spirit, family life, healing power, hopes, angel, child illness, suburban life, boy, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, friendship between men, pregnancy, babies and infants, suburbs, animal life, couple relations, teenager, con artists, fire, diving, teenage boy, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, touching, serious and realistic films with plots about family relations, hopes, family, youth, parents and children, family life and friendship mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Skellig: Louder Than Words (2013), My Angel (2011), A Lobster Tale (2006), An Angel for May (2002), The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, couples, family problems, human spirit, last wish, life is a bitch, hospital, death of daughter, family relations, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
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My Angel (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, against the odds, hopes, kids in trouble, disability, family life, youth, teenager, accident, christmas, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 372
A Lobster Tale (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cody Brewer, a quiet New England fisherman isn't doing too well for himself. His wife feels neglected, and his son keeps getting picked on by the school bully. While out collecting his lobster traps one day, Cody finds a strange green moss that ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, family relations, family life, family, moral dilemma, fisherman, supernatural, rivalry, friendship, social relations, down on your luck, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
An Angel for May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Tom accidentally travels back in time through a fireplace in a ruined farmhouse he meets May, an orphan who needs help. Now that he knows his friends' fate and his own, he will try to reorder the events and change their history.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, world war two, time machine, hopes, orphan, youth, changing the past or future, wartime life, family, imaginary, 12 year old
Time: 21st century, 1940s, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, miraculous event, soccer, parents and children, family values, family, desire, couple relations, family relations, hopes, childbirth, young love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, small town, family relations, church, family life, human nature, society, clergy, hopes, religions or cults, village, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: mentally challenged, coming of age, family, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, ambition, youth, follow your dream, siblings relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, friends, family life, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, boy, school, tree, poverty, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.7
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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 ⇓
47%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, life turned upside down, teenage life, adoption, babies and infants, youth, family problems, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human spirit, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 256
Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, redemption, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, hopes, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dolphins, veterinarian, animal life, rescue, friendship, family, youth, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: cat, pets, dealing with death, afterlife, veterinarian, family, adventure, family life, terminal illness, animal life, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 24K
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, realistic, touching, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, friendship, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family gatherings, wish come true, friendship, family problems, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 7K
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 ⇓
45%
 6.0
 8K
Flicka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, road movie, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, family relations, family, cowboy, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family life, self discovery, farm, animal life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
All Roads Lead Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, countryside, family problems, farm, hopes, dealing with death, single parent, death in the family, healing power, family relations, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, light, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, garden, family relations, little girl, uncle, mansion, family problems, family life, mischievous children, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Back to the Secret Garden (2000)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, obsessive quest, young heroes, save the day, destiny, escapades, youth, imaginary kingdom, estate, child's point of view, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Christmas Spirit (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cynical youth whose mother is about to lose her job right before the holidays is visited by a magical Christmas spirit.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family life, youth, parents and children, unemployment, family relations, supernatural, friendship, miraculous event, family, teenage life, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The One I Wrote For You (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: THE ONE I WROTE FOR YOU follows a songwriter who defers his dreams to support his family. He gets a second chance when his 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, secretly enters his name into a song writing contest/reality show. Fourteen original songs help ...
Style: touching, serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, family, hopes, parents and children, contests and competitions, tv show, music, artists and showbiz, reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Ways to Live Forever (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, best friends, friends, youth, terminal illness, leukemia, human spirit, friendship between boys, life is a bitch, family, child illness, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Mistletoe Over Manhattan (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rebecca, Mrs. Claus (Tedde Moore) is worried that her exhausted, workaholic husband (Mairtin O’Carrigan) has lost his holiday spirit. She believes she can help him recapture his bliss and secretly heads to the one place she knows the spirit of ...
Style: feel good, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, love and romance, family, couples, romance, couple relations, miraculous event, divorce, hopes, nanny, santa claus, bad mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Letters to God (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: god, hopes, friendship, postman, letter, child illness, family problems, parents and children, terminal illness, redemption, family life, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Christmas Candle (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. ...
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, village, christmas, angel, social relations, clergy, society, hopes, religions or cults, faith, village life, mute child ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, family problems, unlikely partners, parents and children, family in crisis, child illness, doctors and patients, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 3K
What If... (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, light, captivating ...
Plot: family, fish out of water, angel, family relations, spirituality, disorder, family life, lifestyle, miraculous event, parents and children, introspection, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
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Luna (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Renowned artist and filmmaker Dave McKean (MirrorMask) brings his distinctive blend of live action and gorgeously wrought animation to this dreamlike reverie about four people whose weekend idyll in an isolated English seaside home becomes an ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: death in the family, introspection, family relations, isolation, couple relations, family problems, couples, grief, love, hallucination, family in crisis, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 252
The Red Pony (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, friends, youth, pets, parents and children, family relations, family problems, boy, father son relationship, pony, animal life, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%