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Christmas in Canaan (2009)
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Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the 1960s, Christmas in Canaan is a drama about a black family and a white family that learn to love each other out of their Christian beliefs.
Style: light, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating
Plot: christmas, family relations, childhood, racial prejudice, african american, farm, father son relationship, friendship, love, society, rivalry, dog, fight, truck, christmas movie, interracial relations, farmer, friendship between men, poor, boy, bicycle, grandfather, caucasian, fire, arson ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, southern usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and light films with plots about family relations, friendship, christmas, youth, society, family and love mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Christmas in Canaan: Two Turtle Doves (2019), A Dog Named Christmas (2009), A Christmas Memory (1997), The Christmas Bunny (2010), Christmas for a Dollar (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two Turtle Doves (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dr. Sharon Hayes searches for a beloved family heirloom in a small Christmas town. When she unexpectedly discovers an adorable little girl and her disheartened father, she realizes that Christmas miracles really do happen.
Style: captivating, light, romantic, sincere
Plot: christmas, holiday, father daughter relationship, love, romance, legacy, male female relationship, male female friendship, widower, fall in love, tradition, friendship ...
Place: new york
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A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, adoption, boy dog relationship, dog, pets, family relations, family, animal shelter, animals, mentally challenged, christmas movie, animal life ...
Time: 50s
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A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, family life, love and romance, buddies, youth, golden years, small town life, countryside ...
Place: southern usa
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The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, sincere, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, nursing, pets, family life, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her ...
Style: touching, feel good, disturbing, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, love, poverty, poor family, siblings, horse, gift, family values ...
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Little Zizou (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a Pasie boy's view of his community in modern day Mumbai.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, emotional, serious
Plot: family relations, rivalry, society, religions or cults, soccer, brother brother relationship, bigger dreams, love, friendship, city life, siblings relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Lily in Winter (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily Covington, a Manhattan housekeeper, embarks on a trip to the rural Alabama town of her youth. To Lily's surprise, her employer's nine-year-old son Michael stows away for the ride. Together, Lily and Michael realize just how alike and ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, bittersweet, society, crimes, switching roles, missing person, kidnapping, racism, nanny, on the run, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: alabama, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, southern usa
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Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, pets, coming of age, single parent, farm, youth, dog, redemption, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Northpole: Open for Christmas (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A successful businesswoman, Mackenzie, inherits her beloved aunt's inn, and chooses to restore the hotel to its original grandeur only to sell it right before Christmas. Unbeknownst to Mackenzie, she receives some unexpected help from a team of ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, sincere
Plot: christmas, happy ending, hotel, family, love, friendship, rivalry, romance, society, business, youth, elf ...
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81%
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, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, pets, youth, hopes, estrangement, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, family relations, family, injustice, friends, youth, life is a bitch, society, discrimination, racism, farmer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
We Shall Overcome (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: teachers and students, human spirit, rebellion, young heroes, fighting the system, parents and children, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family relations, family problems, anti conformity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: denmark
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78%
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Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, racism, small town, interracial relations, society, youth, hopes, family problems, social relations, friends, family relations, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Christmas Gift (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Starring Michelle Trachtenberg and Rick Fox, “The Christmas Gift” is about ten-year-old Megan, who upon receiving a Secret Santa gift, is touched by its contents which end up having a huge impact on her life. Now a driven young journalist, Megan ...
Style: entertaining, light, captivating, feel good, romantic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, gift, father son relationship, christmas present, boy, relationship vs career, family conflict, journalism, christmas spirit, disagreement, newspaper article, escapades ...
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The Three Gifts (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jack Green inherited a southern Californian horse ranch and an all-natural toy factory in the barn. With his wife Cherie, he accepts taking in the three 'holy terrors' from his bossy aunt Rita's orphanage during renovations, until the ...
Style: light, feel good, sentimental, sincere, touching
Plot: christmas, orphan, missing child, horse ranch, orphanage, father figure, adoption, lifestyle change, kids and family, love, family relations, hopes ...
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77%
The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the Summer of 1963, Flint, Michigan is home to the Watsons, a close knit family. When 15 year-old Byron’s antics go over the top, his parents realize enough is enough and they decide the family needs a dose of Grandma Sands' no nonsense ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family relations, road trip, civil rights, americana, social differences, family gatherings, injustice, society, african american, family, family life, on the road ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, michigan
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Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, school, against the odds, interracial relations, racism, great depression, prisoner of war camp, bittersweet, countryside ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Little Women (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, ...
Style: touching, sweet, captivating, sentimental
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Plot: family, sisterhood, illness, sister sister relationship, wedding, twins, love, rivalry, intrigue, jealousy, romance, promise ...
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A Gingerbread Romance (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: Successful architect Taylor Scott is poised for a promotion and a move to Paris but before that’s decided, her boss tasks her with creating a life-sized gingerbread house for a holiday competition. She partners with pastry chef Adam Dale, and ...
Style: light, funny, feel good, sweet
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Adventures of Dally and Spanky (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A girl inherits a miniature horse that develops an unlikely friendship with her half-sister's Jack Russell Terrier, who takes to riding on the horse's back.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, sentimental, light
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A Perfect Day (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
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Style: captivating, emotional, light, sentimental, realistic ...
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The Color of Friendship (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, contemplative, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: racism, friendship, culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, parents and children, teenage love, injustice, family problems, youth, family, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1968, year 1977
Place: usa, california, south africa, africa, cape town south africa ...
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The Biscuit Eater (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nothing warms the heart like the story of a boy and his dog. Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) and Text (George Spell) are two friends determined, against all odds, to turn a misfit hound into a hero. Tennessee farmer and dog trainer Harve McNeil (Earl ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
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Plot: friendship, interracial relations, family relations, dog, boy and dog, countryside, young heroes, heroes, mischievous children, pets, ambition, contests and competitions ...
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Mingle All the Way (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Molly is determined to prove to her family that her new networking app—designed to pair busy professionals together for upcoming events, without long-term romance—is a success. When Molly joins Mingle All the Way and is matched with Jeff, they ...
Style: emotional, captivating, light, realistic
Plot: christmas, holiday, romance, love, invention, couples, friendship, internet, cell phone, christmas eve, christmas movie, family relations ...
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A Christmas Tail (2014)
Genre: Family
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two single parents fall in love while fighting over a puppy to give to their children for Christmas.
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, sincere, captivating ...
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Christmas Belle (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With her California hometown in the rearview mirror, Belle heads north on business to catalog the sale of a large mansion. While the job is a dream, the client, Hunter Lowell, is not. But, as the two spend more time together, his icy demeanor begins ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, serious, realistic ...
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1 Chance 2 Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
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Story: When a 17-year old aspiring dancer is uprooted in her high school senior year, she finds herself divided between two boys, and she will have one last shot at making her dream a reality.
Style: captivating, emotional, light, sincere
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Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It’s Jolie’s first time going back home to Louisiana since her devastating break-up with Foster Burke. Seeing him is inevitable as their parents run the town’s annual Christmas Market together, but when she discovers Foster is bringing home a ...
Style: light, sincere, emotional, captivating
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Time: 21st century
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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: self esteem, spelling bee, elementary school, rivalry, family relations, african american, human nature, human spirit, hopes, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
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Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
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Time: 60s
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