Movies like Someone Was Watching

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Someone Was Watching (2003)
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Someone Was Watching (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Chris falls asleep whilst supposed to be watching his little sister, Molly, she goes missing. Finding her colouring book by the river, everyone believes she drowned there and try and move on with their life. But when Chris and his best friend, Pat watch over a tape of the day she went missing some things just don't match up and Chris believes his sister was kidnapped and is still alive. Chris and Pat go on an adventure to New Mexico to prove to everyone that Molly is really still alive.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: missing child, friendship, kidnapping, brother sister relationship, child protagonist, teenage boy, presumed dead, little girl, abduction, police, child abduction, missing person, family relations, friendship between men, best friend, sheriff, disappearance, girl, funeral, river, father son relationship, bicycle, ice cream, teenage protagonist, diner ...
Place: colorado, new mexico

Most similar movies to Someone Was Watching

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, realistic and sincere films with plots about family relations, friendship, youth, friends, coming of age, parents and children and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Family and Mystery genres. Some movies like Someone Was Watching: Without a Trace (1983), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), The Way Home (2010), Keane (2004), My Sweet Orange Tree (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, crimes, family life, missing person, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, law enforcement, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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95%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, family outing
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, parents and children, family life, police detective, family problems, crimes, child abduction, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, hopes, family relations, social relations, couples, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, missing person, flashback, helicopter, flash forward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.8
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Keane (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mentally ill man searches New York for his missing eight year old daughter. He recreates her steps each day hoping for some clue to her disappearance, until he meets and befriend a woman with a daughter the same age. Could she help him with the ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, mental illness, drug abuse, delusion, paranoia, little girl, life is a bitch, parents and children, poverty, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A 13-year-old brainiac invents an ingenious listening device, which he uses to bring a crooked city official and his pals to justice
Plot: suitcase of money, child abduction, amateur sleuth, school, father son relationship, teacher, police, husband wife relationship, boy, paperboy, reward, child in peril ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, tree, poverty, school, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, garden, family relations, little girl, uncle, mansion, family problems, mischievous children, family life, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.8
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Alan & Naomi (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: world war two, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, post traumatic stress disorder, youth, against humanity, misfit, coming of age, dealing with death, friends, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: family, friendship, family relations, parents and children, village life, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, sport team, friends, youth, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Adventures of Dally and Spanky (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A girl inherits a miniature horse that develops an unlikely friendship with her half-sister's Jack Russell Terrier, who takes to riding on the horse's back.
Style: touching, sincere, light, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, pony, dog, family relations, human animal relationship, unlikely friendships, internet, death of father, trick
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, unemployment, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family problems, family gatherings, wish come true, friendship, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, small town, mischievous children, friendship, youth, pets, best friends, family life, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Lily in Winter (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily Covington, a Manhattan housekeeper, embarks on a trip to the rural Alabama town of her youth. To Lily's surprise, her employer's nine-year-old son Michael stows away for the ride. Together, Lily and Michael realize just how alike and ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, nanny, society, switching roles, on the run, crimes, racism, kidnapping, missing person, bittersweet, housekeeper ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, alabama, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Answers to Nothing (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don't always see.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, disturbing
Plot: missing child, single parent, redemption, police detective, family problems, family relations, introspection, couples, couple relations, kidnapping, infidelity, self loathing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, friendship, parents and children, high school, high school life, family relations, sport team, youth, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, summer camp, child's point of view, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, family, youth, on the road, prank, coming of age, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Rumor of Angels (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stepmother, friendship, elderly, family problems, estrangement, family relations, death in the family, grief, dealing with death, ghost, golden years, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, family life, youth, school, family, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Eli & Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The life of the Yassif family becomes almost impossible when the father who is the city architect, is charged with taking bribes.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: investigation, teenage life, parents and children, crimes, youth, family relations, child protagonist, embezzlement, father son relationship, betrayal, coming of age, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Anything Is Possible (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ethan Bortnick plays the leading role as Nathan,a young boy who's separated from his mother when she goes missing during a trip to Japan to help after the tsunami. The movie explores issues like homelessness, military family life and adoption. ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, playing piano, tsunami, boarding school, prodigy, single parent, family relations, estrangement, boarding school life, hopes, foster child, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011
Place: japan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: uplifting, sentimental, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, pets, family life, nursing, coming of age, orphan, farm, rabbit, family, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Luz Cuevas baby daughter Delimar disappeared in 1997 after their house caught fire during a party, The police reported that she was killed in the fire. However, Cuevas suspects that she was kidnapped and that the fire was staged by an outsider. Six ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, touching
Plot: child abduction, missing daughter, missing child, mother daughter reunion, husband wife relationship, loss of child, father son relationship, baby, house fire, ex convict, mother daughter relationship, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, ambition, youth, follow your dream, estrangement, family relations, siblings relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Where Hope Grows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mentally challenged, alcohol abuse, friendship, human spirit, redemption, optimism, human nature, misfit, family problems, parents and children, small town, cause and meaning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: mysterious stranger, childhood, friendship, small town, childhood friend, single mother, childhood memory, psychic power, coming of age, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, selflessness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Benji (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two school kids strike up a friendship with an orphaned puppy named Benji. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue.
Style: touching, sweet, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, kids in trouble, boy dog relationship, animal human communication, abduction, child abduction, kidnapping, animal that acts human, boy and dog, assistant, kidnapped ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, sad
Audience: family outing
Plot: owl, family relations, hopes, family, healing power, human spirit, family life, angel, child illness, suburban life, boy, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, family life, pets, youth, hopes, estrangement, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, touching
Plot: friendship, small town, interracial relations, racism, family problems, family relations, social relations, friends, society, youth, hopes, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, hopes, destiny, human nature, friends, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, girl, children, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%