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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State of Grace
Comedy, Drama
USA
30 min.
 8.2
The Wonder Years
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
USA
22 min.
 8.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and humorous films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, friends, family relations, friendship and teenager mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Dear Eleanor: Different Drummers (2013), Foreign Letters (2012), State of Grace (2001), Boy Meets World (1993), Man in the Chair (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, disability, youth, best friends, friends, foreknowledge, spider, teacher, wheelchair, swimming, spanking
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: usa
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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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
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:   86%
    User:   73%
 
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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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: family, best friends, friendship, school, teenage life, youth, family relations, friends, jewish, coming of age, family life, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: north carolina, usa
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System:   85%
    User:   100%
 
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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, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, 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, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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System:   64%
    User:   70%
 
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, hollywood, buddies, elderly lovers, school, golden years, friendship, parents and children, filmmaking, friends, elderly, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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System:   61%
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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, realistic, humorous, 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%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, 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:   54%
    User:   59%
 
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenage life, youth, gambling, high school life, hopes, love and romance, society, friends, cadillac, toilet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
Secrets of War
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: friendship, village, war, wartime life, friends, youth, coming of age, best friends, village life, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
Children on Their Birthdays
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, small town, friendship, americana, family, teenage love, small town life, love and romance, society, love triangle, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   48%
    User:   38%
 
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Rags to Riches
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rags to Riches is an American musical comedy drama series that was broadcast on NBC for two seasons from 1987 to 1988. Set in the 1960s, the series tells the story of Nick Foley, a self-made millionaire who adopts five orphan girls. Each episode ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, oldies, rise to the top, rock, siblings relations, estate, family life, family, teenage life, youth, orphan, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
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System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, 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, quebec, woodstock
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System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
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, realistic, humorous, 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
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System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
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The Girl with Brains in Her Feet
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 13 year old talented athlete struggles to come to terms with the traumas of life as she prepares for a very important athletics event.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: athlete's life, school, parents and children, coming of age, ambition, youth, family relations, teenager, running, best friends, single parent, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
An American Girl Holiday
Genre: Family, Drama
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: best friends, young heroes, friendship, family, coming of age, rich and poor, youth, orphan, family relations, friends, master and servant, dealing with death ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
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Moesha
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Moesha was an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996 to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, multicultural
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, best friends, verbal byplay, teenage life, family, family life, youth, family relations, friends, parents and children, eccentric family, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
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Oliver Beene
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Oliver Beene is an American sitcom that premiered on Fox on March 9, 2003. The show was created by Howard Gewirtz. Set in 1962 and 1963, the show chronicled the trials and tribulations of the 11-to-12-year-old Oliver Beene, in first person ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: sitcom, coming of age, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life, teenage life, youth, family relations, americana, society, family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   29%
 
A Touch of Spice
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "A Touch of Spice" is a story about Fanis, a young Greek boy growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor. They both require... ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, greek, self discovery, friendship, siblings relations, culture clash, homecoming, family gatherings, coming of age, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey
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System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
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Frankie & Hazel
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Actress JoBeth Williams directed this Showtime family feature starring The Sixth Sense's Mischa Barton for Barbra Streisand's Barwood Films. Barton is Frankie and Ingrid Uribe is Hazel, Frankie's neighbor and best friend. Frankie is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, best friends, office, teenage life, high school, ambition, small town, social relations, friends, dancer's life, ballet ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
Girl in Progress
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, single parent, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, parent child relationship, single mother, teenage girl, family relations, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
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:   36%
    User:   42%
 
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, realistic, talky, 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
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
Party of Five
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Following his parents' tragic death, 24-year-old Charlie Salinger is back at home – and in over his head – as his siblings' legal guardian. Together, Charlie, 16-year-old Bailey, 15-year-old Julia and 11-year-old Claudia share the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, coming of age, family life, youth, orphan, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, adolescence vs adulthood, death in the family, teenage life, death of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   42%
 
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The ButterCream Gang
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Unlike most gangs, the ButterCream gang does good deeds. Their leader, Pete, has to go live with his aunt in Chicago. But things don't go well in Chicago and Pete is changed when he returns. Soon Pete is hanging around with the wrong crowd. But ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: buddies, gang, small town, family, friendship, adventure, friends, reunion, small town life, teenage life, city life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, chicago illinois
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System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
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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, realistic, feel good, 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:   34%
    User:   29%
 
Girl Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing, teens, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, sitcom, best friends, family, school, parents and children, teachers and students, family life, teenage life, middle school, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
Sister, Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted at birth, one to a single mother, one to a single father, and have met again ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, twins, verbal byplay, parents and children, family, college, siblings relations, high school, eccentric family, student life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
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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, realistic, captivating
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
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System:   34%
    User:   33%
 

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Smoke
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Time: 60s
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System:   34%
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Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: School... there is the popular crowd. Teachers favor some students over others. Because of this, Violet decides to start a school paper, which exposes many embarrassing secrets of popular kids who think they run the campus.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: high school life, high school, family, teenage life, coming of age, suburbs, youth, social relations, friends, best friends, misfit partners, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   33%
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