Movies like Dear Eleanor

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Dear Eleanor (2016)
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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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: youth, coming of age, teenage life, best friends, friends, obsessive quest, international crisis, road trip, car, politics, president, political, white house, cold war, teenage girl, u.s. president, actress, kennedy family, puberty, democrat, teenager, jail, convertible, archival footage, first lady ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, cross country, america, colorado

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Most similar movies to Dear Eleanor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious 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: A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013), Different Drummers (2013), By Dawn's Early Light (2000), Foreign Letters (2012), Man in the Chair (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, parent getting married, drugs/alcohol, remarry, obsessive quest, animal life, escapades, best friends, youth, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious
Plot: best friends, friends, disability, friendship, youth, foreknowledge, spider, wheelchair, teacher, spanking, swimming
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, family relations, hopes, friends, teenage life, school, youth, self discovery, grandparent grandchild relationship, teenage boy, teenager, summer ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, picked on, friends, hopes, family relations, culture clash, youth, best friends, family life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, touching, sentimental, serious
Plot: school, friendship, elderly, buddies, teenage life, obsessive quest, coming of age, filmmaking, youth, aging, hollywood, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, single parent, single mother, teenage girl, parent child relationship, teenage life, couple relations, dedicated educator, family relations, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.2
 540
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: jewish, best friends, family, protective parent, friends, family relations, school, friendship, coming of age, family life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 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, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, gambling, hopes, love and romance, society, high school life, youth, cadillac, friends, teenage life, sad ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, young heroes, escapades, adventure, family, friends, youth, treasure hunt, on the road, leaving home, buddies, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
 329
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat
Plot: coming of age, virgin, prostitute, teenage life, youth, love and romance, best friends, friends, gender, sexual awakening, summer camp, loss of virginity ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 100
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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, adventure, family, remarry, estrangement, betrayal, coming of age, youth, farm, animal life, teenage life, barking ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 4K
Frenemies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What happens when three sets of BFF's become enemies?
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: teenage life, high school, friendship, best friends, youth, friends, computers and web, overnight success, rivalry, ambition, unsupportive friend, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 457
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: coming of age, friends, parents and children, dealing with death, eccentric family, family problems, teenage life, youth, self discovery, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, society ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, high school, coming of age, on the road, teenager, family problems, teenage life, female protagonist, teacher, reputation, virgin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 255
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: realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: coming of age, adventure, family relations, family, friends, power relations, animal life, family life, pets, orphan, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, adoption, youth, self discovery, on the road, obsessive quest, family problems, life turned upside down, family in crisis, parents and children, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: cross country, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Summer in La Goulette (1996)
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: touching, sexual, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love, family relations, love and romance, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, youth, society, innocence lost, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tunisia, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 370
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, clever, stylized, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family problems, youth, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, student life, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, eccentric family, teenage love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, family life, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, sibling relationship, family relations, adventure, coming of age, road trip, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, cross country, texas, usa, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, love triangle, americana, coming of age, small town, fall in love, social relations, society, teenage love, small town life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, touching, realistic, talky
Plot: coming of age, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, youth, wilderness, friends, teenage life, buddies, on the road, cell phone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: school, hopes, power relations, family life, teenage life, disorder, coming of age, starting over, family, life turned upside down, teachers and students, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: cowgirl, family relations, parents and children, hopes, family, direction and purpose, friendship, self discovery, youth, coming of age, friends, girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, sentimental, not serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, nothing goes right, family relations, parents and children, father daughter relationship, disorder, teenage life, youth, coming of age, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, indiana, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, summer, suburbs, teenage life, lifestyle, society, teenage love, looking for love, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: teenager, baby, family, family relations, school, coming of age, teenage life, family life, child as adult, disorder, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 631
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, teenage life, family, eating disorder, school, social relations, bully, high school, shoplifting, truth or dare, puberty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, coming of age, wilderness, estrangement, society, hopes, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, racism, orphan, ocean or sea, family life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Funeral Kings (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark's Middle School. Andy and Charlie, two altar servers, don't just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, buddies, youth, drugs/alcohol, friends, male friendship, altar boy, smoking, coffin, friendship between boys, friendship, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 3K
The Outcasts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: friends, vengeance, social misfits, youth, prank, rivalry, high school, social relations, disorder, teenage life, society, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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