Movies like Tru Confessions

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Tru Confessions (2002)
 7.5
 3K
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, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: family, parents and children, coming of age, teenage life, youth, family relations, family life, ambition, follow your dream, siblings relations, estrangement, teenage boy, brother sister relationship, mentally challenged, misfit, contests and competitions, hopes, filmmaking, film within a film, bittersweet, twins, documentary filmmaker
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada

Most similar movies to Tru Confessions

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, teenage life, family, family life and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Tru Confessions: The Even Stevens Movie (2003), Short Track (2008), Virginia's Run (2002), Kart Racer (2003), Change of Plans (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Even Stevens Movie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Stevens think that they've won an all-expenses-paid trip to an island that's halfway around the world. When their house is destroyed, their food stolen, and their bacon eaten, the Stevens family breaks apart in front of all their ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, family life, teenage life, parents and children, family, island, youth, mischievous children, siblings relations, nothing goes right, disorder, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.5
 115
Short Track (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carolinian Blake Beckett (Pepper Sweeney), the son of a stock car racing legend, is a 4-time short track racing champion. Blake never made it to the speedways of the National Cup Racing circuit, but surely he could still have a shot? The daily life ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, rise to the top, follow your dream, youth, teenage life, family life, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, chases and races, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 710
Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: against the odds, teenage life, follow your dream, mischievous children, ambition, youth, family life, contests and competitions, hopes, love and romance, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 544
Kart Racer (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts's resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, youth, tragic hero, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Change of Plans (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sally and Jason Danville's life are turned upside down when a tragic accident suddenly names them the caretakers of four young children.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, parents and children, custody, life turned upside down, couple relations, family, disorder, family life, couples, orphan, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 2K
Quints (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, baby, teenager, life turned upside down, family life, child as adult, youth, teenage life, parents and children, family, siblings relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.8
 1K
Timboektoe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: De ouders van Isa en haar oudere broer Kars gooien het roer om en beginnen een camping in Frankrijk. Isa en Kars hebben het gevoel naar Timboektoe te verhuizen en alles te verliezen. Lang klagen ze gelukkig niet, want al snel maken ze nieuwe ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, family, fish out of water, father son relationship, youth, life turned upside down, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 910
Hounded (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager ends up being hounded by a well-groomed and seemingly cute and tiny dog that actually turns out to be a nightmare of a beast.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage boy, dog, mischievous children, teenage life, eccentric family, adventure, nothing goes right, young heroes, disorder, pets, family life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 303
A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, friendship, starting over, parents and children, athlete's life, farm, rivalry, ambition, family, youth, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 2K
Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, haunted by the past, family relations, family life, mysterious character, parents and children, friendship, youth, family
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 812
Mr. Troop Mom (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Public Defender Eddie is a widower with a 13 year-old daughter, Naomi. A classic workaholic, Eddie has been M.I.A. for most of Naomi's big moments. But when an unfortunately timed accident gives Eddie the opportunity to become the "Team ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parents and children, family life, treasure hunt, family, family relations, camp, youth, siblings relations, friends, in the woods, summer camp, falling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Alice Upside Down (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Still mourning the death of her mother a few years back, ALICE McKINLEY finds her life seriously disrupted when her father BEN buys a store and moves her and her older brother LESTER to a new town. In the painful throes of adolescence, Alice has a ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: school, adventure, coming of age, family life, disorder, teenage life, starting over, family relations, family, hopes, teachers and students, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: sincere, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, drinking contest, family relations, family life, siblings relations, youth, eccentric family, teenage life, male bonding, male friendship, alcohol abuse, large family ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 117
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: emotional, uplifting, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, against the odds, hopes, kids in trouble, disability, youth, family life, teenager, accident, christmas, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, family business, follow your dream, self discovery, teenage life, human spirit, hopes, parents and children, youth, workplace, society, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 801
Brave New Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to attend an art and music school on the East coast and her future ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, showbiz, follow your dream, hopes, parents and children, rising to stardom, music, mother daughter relationship, music school, fish out of water, female protagonist, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teddy Duncan's middle-class family embarks on a road trip from their home in Denver to visit Mrs. Duncans Parents, the Blankenhoopers, in Palm Springs. When they find themselves stranded between Denver and Utah, they try to hitch a ride to Las ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, family, parents and children, family relations, family life, on the road, road trip, youth, female director, sunburn, mime, diner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 498
The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, parents and children, moral dilemma, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Midnight Stallion (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: feel good, captivating, sincere, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family business, family, contests and competitions, human spirit, family relations, against the odds, small town, rivalry, farm, ambition, follow your dream, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 13K
Even Stevens (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that aired on Disney Channel with a total of three seasons and 65 episodes from June 17, 2000, to June 13, 2003. It follows the life of the Stevenses, a Jewish family living in suburban ...
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sitcom ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, sibling rivalry, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, high school life, youth, teenage life, family life, eccentric family, disorder, classmates ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 575
Down and Derby (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A local Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into overzealous rivals desperate to build the winning car. As egos swell, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color. While the dads are busy with outlandish ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rivalry, ambition, disorder, parents and children, optimism, family, contests and competitions, athlete's life, child as adult, family life, sport team, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 13K
Cadet Kelly (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hyperactive teenager Kelly is enrolled into a military school when her new stepfather becomes the Commandant. At first she has problems fitting in and taking orders until she tries out for the drill team.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: military school, cadet, fish out of water, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, leadership, military base, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, teenage life, mischievous children, self discovery, family, family relations, parents and children, young heroes, starting over, youth, best friends, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 252
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, love and romance, friendship, human nature, single parent, culture clash, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 258
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, youth, lifestyle, couples, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This was going to be the first year that Marshal Middle School was not going to have a dance team. All that changes when the new Biology teacher, Ms. Bartlett, agrees to be the coach. Now the girls need to prove that they are ready to compete and ...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: school, dancer's life, against the odds, follow your dream, cheerleader, working class, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, family, teenage girl, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Man in the Chair (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring young filmmaker's encounter with a grumpy fount of movie lore.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious
Plot: obsessive quest, friendship, follow your dream, parents and children, filmmaking, youth, aging, lifestyle, society, teenage life, family relations, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Life with Derek (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Life with Derek is a Canadian television sitcom that aired on Family and VRAK.TV in Canada and on Disney Channel in the United States. The series premiered on Family on September 18, 2005, and ran for four seasons, ending its run on March 25, 2009. ...
Style: sincere, witty, humorous, sitcom, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, step siblings, teenage life, youth, ego clash, misfit, family life, fish out of water, remarry, rivalry, siblings relations, divorced divorcee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, family relations, parents and children, village life, youth, sport team, village, friends, ice hockey, self confidence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 392
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, witty, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: teenage love, family life, teenage life, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family relations, best friends, love and romance, parents and children, eccentric family, family problems, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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