Movies like Dear Eleanor

If you like "Dear Eleanor" you are looking for touching, serious and realistic movies about / with coming of age, youth, best friends, obsessive quest, friends, teenage life and international crisis themes of Adventure, Comedy and Drama genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Save
this
list

to
Dear Eleanor (2016)
 6.0
 1K
Dear Eleanor (2016)
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: coming of age, youth, best friends, obsessive quest, 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

Movie in categories

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 youth, coming of age, teenage life, friends, family relations, friendship and hopes mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Dear Eleanor: Different Drummers (2013), A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013), Foreign Letters (2012), All the Wilderness (2014), By Dawn's Early Light (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
Different Drummers (2013)
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, realistic, sentimental
Plot: best friends, friendship, disability, youth, friends, foreknowledge, spider, teacher, wheelchair, swimming, spanking
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, friendship, on the road, animal life, drugs/alcohol, youth, friends, best friends, obsessive quest, escapades, parent getting married ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Foreign Letters (2012)
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, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, best friends, high school, friendship, high school life, society, youth, friends, immigrants, introspection, culture clash, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, single parent, family relations, kiss, boy, teenage boy, swimming, punch, undressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
By Dawn's Early Light (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Mike Lewis leaves L.A. to stay with his grandfather in Colorado for the summer, he hates the old man's cowboy ways. When Mike demands to go home, the old man agrees and saddles up a couple of horses for a six week trip toward California, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, youth, teenager, teenage boy, grandparent grandchild relationship, summer, dysfunctional family, self discovery, school, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 4K
Cooley High (1975)
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, gambling, teenage life, cadillac, friends, youth, high school life, hopes, love and romance, society, black american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 320
The First Time (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the coming of summer, three high school buddies--Kenny Leeds, Mike Decker, and Tommy Kingsley--anticipate their initiation into the pleasures of manhood. But Kenny is separated from his friends and sent to stay with his grandparents in Buffalo ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: coming of age, virgin, youth, sexual awakening, best friends, prostitute, teenage life, gender, friends, love and romance, black pantyhose, high heels ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 96
Smoke (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Chris is haunted by the death of his father and resentful of his stepfather Cal. He befriends a lost dog and names it Smoke, but tries to keep it a secret for fear Cal will take the dog away.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, coming of age, family, estrangement, adventure, youth, family relations, betrayal, teenage life, animal life, remarry, animal actor ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Girl in Progress (2012)
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, couple relations, single parent, single mother, teenage girl, parent child relationship, drugs/alcohol, teenager, latinx lead, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, adoption, on the road, obsessive quest, little girl, parents and children, youth, family relations, self discovery, family in crisis, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 3K
Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, rich and poor, teenage life, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, family life, estrangement, wilderness, family relations, ocean or sea, orphan, pets, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, racism, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 256
The Yearling (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1870s Florida, a rural family struggles to survive. A lonely twelve-year-old son, Jody (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child, against his mother's better judgment eventually persuades his parents to allow him a pet fawn, which Jody grows ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: coming of age, pets, adventure, parents and children, countryside, teaching the ways of the world, family, family life, youth, family relations, orphan, animal life ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, americana, love triangle, fall in love, teenage love, family, small town life, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, touching
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, on the road, youth, family relations, wilderness, buddies, teenage life, thirtysomething life, friends, lifestyle, naked in public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 617
Truth or Dare (1997)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Summer holiday is over. Nora begins sixth grade and is drawn to intrigues and doesn't really know what side she's on. Or wants to be on. On one hand she feels sorry for the bullied Karin, one the other hand she wants to be friends with ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, school, family, youth, social relations, eating disorder, shoplifting, high school, bully, shower, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Rascals on the Road (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four kids - Eugen, Wrigley, Bäschteli and Eduard - leave for an adventure around Switzerland, searching for the fabulous treasure of Titicaca Lake, discovered by Fritzli Bühler.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, buddies, on the road, adventure, young heroes, treasure hunt, family, teenage life, escapades, heroes, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: school, family life, family, adventure, teenage life, romance, hopes, family relations, coming of age, starting over, teachers and students, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Sound of the Spirit (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Beautiful and precocious Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. She and her father attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in their community. But when her father suddenly dies, Rivka's life changes forever. She ends up ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: religions or cults, coming of age, society, youth, family relations, culture clash, fall in love, love and romance, social relations, rabbi, death of father, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
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, offbeat, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: friends, high school, friendship, reputation, virgin, teacher, coming of age, teenager, on the road, best friends, youth, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Raspberry Magic (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Monica Shah is a brainy schoolgirl whose science fair project about growing raspberries becomes a touching emotional crusade. After her dad leaves and her mother falls into a funk, Monica decides it's her job to rescue the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, unemployment, single parent, school, teaching the ways of the world, in the woods, indian lead, youth, family relations, androids and robots, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 452
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, orphan, dealing with death, self discovery, eccentric family, haunted by the past, youth, family problems, family relations, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, urban, neglect, working class, runaway, teenage life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 536
State of Grace (2001)
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, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: jewish, family, best friends, friendship, retro, jewish family, teenager, sitcom, school, teenage life, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, couples, condom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 366
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, humorous, dark humor, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: eccentric family, teenage life, youth, family problems, best friends, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, dysfunctional family, student life, family life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The ButterCream Gang (1992)
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: gang, friendship, buddies, family, small town, adventure, friends, reunion, small town life, teenage life, city life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cowgirls 'n Angels (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of rodeo trick-riders recruits a young girl to join them.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: cowgirl, family, self discovery, hopes, missing father, horse, girl, youth, friendship, parents and children, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Secrets of War (2014)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: friendship, village, wartime life, war, friends, youth, coming of age, best friends, village life, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Subscribe for new and better recommendations: