Movies like Son of Rambow

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Son of Rambow (2007)
 7.0
 31K
Son of Rambow (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of "Rambo: First Blood", Lee plans to make cinematic history by filming his own action-packed video epic. Together, these two newfound friends-turned-budding-filmmakers quickly discover that their imaginative ― and sometimes mishap-filled ― cinematic adventure has begun to take on a life of its own!
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, touching, realistic, sentimental, offbeat, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, childhood, small town, family relations, filmmaking, film within a film, youth, coming of age, school, french, theft, videotaping, single mother, exchange student, adventure, grownups, teenager, escapades, family, bittersweet, friends, misfit, popularity, elementary school, shyness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to Son of Rambow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, humorous and sentimental films with plots about mentor, runaway, friendship, unlikely friendships, childhood, catastrophe and youth mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Son of Rambow: Simon Birch (1998), Is Anybody There? (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998), Martian Child (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, buddies, hopes, obsessive quest, child illness, family problems, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, quarry, 50s ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Is Anybody There? (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, clever ...
Plot: retirement home, friendship, coming of age, reconciliation, youth, golden years, elderly, retirement home life, loneliness, child protagonist, sexual harassment, child in peril ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid’s life – middle school! That won’t be easy, considering he’s surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, talky, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: middle school, high school life, childhood, cheese, child protagonist, popularity, diary, brother brother relationship, coming of age, teenager, bully, peer pressure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, guatemala, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 ⇓
83%
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 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 ⇓
83%
 5.7
 6K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, rescue, small town, family, orphan, disorder, animal life, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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 ⇓
80%
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 ⇓
79%
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 6.7
 6K
Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, prank, school, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, nothing goes right, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, prom, school dance, family relations, pimp, transsexual, gender bending, teenage protagonist, father son relationship, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, chicago illinois, europe, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 9K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, light, emotional, intense, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, self discovery, troublemaker, haunted by the past, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, mentally challenged, love and romance, misfit, birthday, artist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, paris france, france, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.9
 18K
Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: working class, bird, childhood, school, coming of age, soccer, nudity (full frontal - brief), falcon, friendship, life is a bitch, pets, deadend life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: northern england, england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 95K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 71K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, father daughter relationship, makeup artist, friendship, family relations, single parent, family, young heroes, starting over, parents and children, small town, mortician ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 7K
Wild America (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three brothers - Marshall, Marty and Mark dream of becoming naturalists and portraying animal life of America. One summer their dream comes true, they travel through America, filming alligators, b ears and moose.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, family, siblings relations, animal life, escapades, wilderness, parents and children, family relations, alligator, filmmaking, storytelling, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967
Place: usa, arkansas, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.9
 2K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, family relations, zoo, socialite, family, adventure, fish out of water, family life, rescue, pets ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 8K
Hoot (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, school, environmentalism, adventure, save the day, teenager, vandalism, misfit, bully, kidnapping, restaurant, owl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 4K
Candleshoe (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action movie based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: hidden treasure, country estate, adventure, treasure hunt, butler, family, friendship, parents and children, orphan, mischievous children, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 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 ⇓
56%
 8.1
 358K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, coming-of-age, youth, loyalty, innocence, young kid, camp, courage, teenager ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 7K
Madeline (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic at solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: amateur detective, school, rescue, orphan, kidnapping, hospital, family relations, adventure, family, children, parents and children, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
53%
 7.8
 240K
The Goonies (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, mischievous children, treasure map, childhood, cave, treasure, asthma, small town, map, corpse, search, tunnel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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How It Was with Dooms (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, cheetah, family relations, bully, adventure, adventurer, adolescence, escapades, youth, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, family relations, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, teenage life, coming of age, youth, disorder, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, illinois, pittsburgh, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, family relations, family problems, friendship, infidelity, christianity, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, london, scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 ⇓
51%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cancer, friends, friendship, teenager, high school student, family relations, teenagers, adolescence, teenage life, high school life, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 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, teenage life, treasure hunt, escapades, youth, small town, good versus evil, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenagers, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, summer, teenage love, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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