Movies like Dear Eleanor

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Dear Eleanor
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage girls travel across the U.S. in 1962, during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis, in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: best friends, obsessive quest, coming of age, youth, friends, teenage life, international crisis, kennedy family, political, american politics, penitentiary, democrat, puberty, white house, first lady, president, archival footage, convertible, u.s. president, jail, teenager, teenage girl, road trip, cold war
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, cross country, colorado, america
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The Wonder Years
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
USA
22 min.
 8.3
Any Day Now
Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.4
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Most similar movies to Dear Eleanor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about friends, coming of age, youth, friendship, teenage life, best friends and family relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Dear Eleanor: Foreign Letters (2012), State of Grace (2001), Different Drummers (2013), Man in the Chair (2007), Crossroads (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Foreign Letters
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: best friends, coming of age, high school, friendship, high school life, society, youth, friends, immigrants, introspection, culture clash, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
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System:   95%
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 8.3
 526
State of Grace
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: State of Grace is an American comedy-drama series that ran for two seasons on the Fox Network's Fox Family channel during 2001 and 2002.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: family, best friends, friendship, school, teenage life, youth, family relations, friends, jewish, coming of age, family life, retro ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: north carolina, usa
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Different Drummers
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When David accurately foretells the death of their teacher and says God told him, Lyle devises a plan to find out if God really exists.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, disability, youth, best friends, friends, foreknowledge, spanking, spider, swimming, teacher, wheelchair
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: usa
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System:   89%
    User:   82%
 
Man in the Chair
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, buddies, elderly lovers, school, golden years, friendship, parents and children, filmmaking, friends, elderly, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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System:   68%
    User:   58%
 
 3.4
 36K
Crossroads
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends get together and bury a box making a pact to open it at midnight at their high school graduation. In the little town in Georgia that they live in, things soon change. One is little miss perfect, one is an engaged prom queen, and the ...
Style: serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, friendship, teenager, dancing, on the road, road trip, pregnancy, coming of age, school, best friends, single father, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: georgia, usa, los angeles, cross country, tucson arizona ...
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Dawson's Creek
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: verbal byplay, best friends, friendship, romance, love triangle, small town, suburbs, teenage love, high school life, small town life, coming of age, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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The Wonder Years
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. The show achieved a spot ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, friendship, friends, childhood, childhood sweetheart, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, junior high school, suburban life, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
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System:   60%
    User:   60%
 
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Boy Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, school, coming of age, buddies, friendship, family, college, high school life, high school, teenage life, best friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   49%
 
 7.3
 4K
Cooley High
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenage life, youth, gambling, high school life, hopes, love and romance, society, friends, cadillac, sad ending ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   56%
    User:   64%
 
Shag - More Dancing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, romance, dancing, dance, best friends, unlikely friendships, runaway, coming-of-age, young lovers, teenager, childhood ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   53%
 
Thrill of the Hills
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In order to to see his idol, Jimi Hendrix, a twelve year old boy attempts a journey from his Quebec village to Woodstock.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: death in the family, coming of age, youth, best friends, dealing with death, obsessive quest, death of father, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, friends, grieving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: canada, woodstock, quebec
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System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
Who's That Knocking at My Door
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, catholicism, redemption, violence, male nudity, morality, relationships, friends, romance, storytelling, brutality, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, italy, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
 8.4
 567
Any Day Now
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Any Day Now is an American drama series that aired on the Lifetime network from 1998 to 2002. The show stars Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, who are best friends despite the difference in their races. The show's title is taken from the ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, interracial relations, friends, coming of age, couple relations, friendship, female friendship, parents and children, society, couples, family relations, social issues ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
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The Secret Life of Bees
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, racism, runaway, dysfunctional family, guilt, single father, family bonds, women, teaching the ways of the world, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
Not Fade Away
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: blues, drugs/alcohol, buddies, music, rock, coming of age, desire for fame, small town, follow your dream, suburbs, small town life, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
 7.3
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The Mighty
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, disability, imagination, loneliness, best friends, unlikely friendships, mentor, bullying, childhood, social misfits, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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System:   46%
    User:   55%
 
Ginger & Rosa
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Denmark, Canada, Croatia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, stylized
Plot: youth, best friends, rebelliousness, female friendship, political unrest, teenage life, rebellion, protest march, political protest, society, state affairs, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
Beneath the Harvest Sky
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, small town life, small town, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friends, best friends, life turned upside down, social relations, broom, harvest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
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My So-Called Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The life of a 15 year-old high school student, whose angst-ridden journey through adolescence, friendship, parents, and life teaches her what it means to grow up.
Style: emotional, serious, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, best friends, first love, teenage love, cult, teenage girl, high school life, teenage life, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
There Goes My Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school seniors meets in the summer of 1965 and all struggle with the choices they have to make.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: hardcase students, vietnam war, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, high school, human nature, idealism, innocence lost, introspection, rebelliousness, self discovery, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, california, usa, vietnam
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System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
 4.9
 235
Ricochet River
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: social misfits, on the road, self discovery, high school, interracial relations, coming of age, small town, society, youth, friends, best friends, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
 6.5
 10K
Dirty Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, high school, teenager, friends, school, on the road, gay, best friends, culture clash, relationships, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
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System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
Fifteen and Pregnant
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, teenage life, youth, high school, family relations, single parent, parents and children, hopes, family problems, parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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 5.2
 9K
Flipper
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment until a new friend comes into his life, a dolphin named Flipper, ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, shark, animal life, island, coming of age, animals, youth, kids and family, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
 7.8
 67K
The Sandlot
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: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, baseball, coming of age, family, childhood, small town, dog, children, sport, chase, buddies, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 80s, year 1962
Place: usa, utah, california
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System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
 6.3
 826
The Wise Kids
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexual, christian film
Plot: coming of age, introspection, self discovery, small town, small town life, teenage life, friends, homosexuality, society, single parent, youth, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   47%
 
 7.5
 72K
The O.C.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as ...
Style: witty, serious, touching, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, romance, social differences, teenage love, suburbs, teenage life, youth, troubled teen, social relations, friends, best friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
 6.2
 4K
Little Birds
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: friends, drugs/alcohol, best friends, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, teenage life, small town, urban, coming of age, youth, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   30%
 

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Beaches
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, touching, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, terminal illness, oldies, unlikely friendships, best friends, women, death, love story, life is a bitch, destiny, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles, new york, usa, hawaii ...
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System:   37%
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A Summer in La Goulette
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisi, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, sicilian and catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French and Jewish. They would like to have their first sexual ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: best friends, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, coming of age, love, society, youth, family relations, friends, innocence lost, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, tunisia, north africa
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System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
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