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: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious
Plot: missing child, friendship, kidnapping, teenage boy, little girl, child protagonist, brother sister relationship, presumed dead, police, child abduction, abduction, family relations, missing person, friendship between men, best friend, bicycle, river, disappearance, sheriff, girl, father son relationship, missing, funeral, waitress, teenage protagonist ...
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, parents and children, family, friends and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Mystery genres. Some movies like Someone Was Watching: Without a Trace (1983), Keane (2004), The Secret Garden (1987), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), Alan & Naomi (1992). 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, family problems, missing person, parents and children, family life, death in the family, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
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95%
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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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, mental illness, drug abuse, delusion, paranoia, parents and children, danger, life is a bitch, poverty, self destruction, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, light, sentimental, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncle, garden, mansion, family problems, little girl, mischievous children, family life, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, family life, parents and children, police detective, family problems, crimes, mother son reunion, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ 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: basement, bicycle, kidnapping, teacher, knocked out, teenage boy, paperboy, father son relationship, reward, small town, schoolboy, classroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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: sincere, sentimental, psychological, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, friendship, family relations, post traumatic stress disorder, against humanity, coming of age, dealing with death, youth, battles, friends, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: unemployment, family relations, family, hopes, parents and children, family life, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true, family problems, bittersweet, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 772
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, sincere, captivating, touching, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, dog, mischievous children, friendship, family life, youth, best friends, pets, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: sentimental, emotional, feel good, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, bittersweet, crimes, society, switching roles, missing person, kidnapping, racism, on the run, nanny, chambermaid ...
Time: 90s
Place: alabama, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: friendship, stepmother, family problems, estrangement, family relations, elderly, death in the family, grief, dealing with death, golden years, ghost, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friendship, youth, sport team, family relations, high school life, reunion, high school, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, village life, parents and children, family relations, friends, sport team, youth, village, ice hockey, self confidence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 119
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, investigation, youth, crimes, family relations, child protagonist, father son relationship, betrayal, embezzlement, coming of age, concussion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, sincere, touching, disturbing
Plot: missing child, single parent, redemption, police detective, introspection, family problems, family relations, couples, couple relations, kidnapping, infidelity, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, nursing, pets, family life, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Christmas Oranges (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a town not so far away and a time not so long ago, baby Rose was left on the porch of Greenwoods Orphanage, where Mrs. Hartley (Nancy Stafford) and the children under her tender care become her family. But when tragedy strikes, Rose (Bailee ...
Style: touching, sincere, compassionate, social
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, orphan, orphanage, kindness, friendship, life is a bitch, child protagonist, bereavement, orange, influenza, song
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, touching, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: mentally challenged, human spirit, friendship, family problems, human nature, parents and children, misfit, redemption, optimism, hopes, cause and meaning, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, tsunami, playing piano, boarding school, single parent, prodigy, boarding school life, family relations, estrangement, foster child, hopes, orphanage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, youth, family life, family, school, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, 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, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, family, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, estrangement, family relations, youth, follow your dream, ambition, family life, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mysterious stranger, childhood, friendship, coming of age, small town, childhood friend, single mother, childhood friends, parents and children, family relations, selflessness, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, hopes, friendship, friends, coming of age, human nature, destiny, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, girl, search ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, young at heart, animal life, friends, family, youth, friendship, human animal relationship, girl horse relationship, horse, horse actor
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
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 3K
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: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: summer camp, friendship, child's point of view, self discovery, parents and children, family, youth, family relations, on the road, coming of age, prank, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Mongolia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The little nomad girl, Nansal, finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend - against all rejections of her parents. A story about a Mongolian family of nomads - their traditional way of life and the rising call of the City.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: reincarnation, dog, family relations, rescue, parents and children, family life, danger, human animal relationship, dog movie, little girl, husband wife relationship, bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Skellig: The Owl Man (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: atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wings, owl, healing power, family life, human spirit, family, hopes, angel, child illness, suburban life, male friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, youth, pets, hopes, estrangement, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, civil rights, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, fairy tale, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, orphan, friendship, young heroes, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 542
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family problems, friendship, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, widow, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again?
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: family gatherings, christmas, reunion, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, sibling relationship, holiday, estranged father, irish american, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%