Movies and TV shows like Wildfire

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Wildfire
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kris Furillo is given the opportunity to start a new life after serving time at a teen detention center. Her talent with horses is recognized by a volunteer and local trainer Pablo, who arranges a job for her at the Ritter's family run ranch, Raintree. Thrown into a completely new environment, Kris must learn to deal with the challenges of fitting in, and forming fiery relationships, marrying the least favourable, while trying not to disappoint the one family willing to give her a chance. The Ritters are facing challenges of their own even as they reach out to help Kris. Patriarch Henry Ritter and his daughter Jean are in a critical stage of their battle to save the ranch from financial ruin. Kris and Wildfire must help them get back on the map in the world of horse racing.
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic, touching, feel good
Plot: countryside, social misfits, horse, save the day, romance, starting over, friendship, against the odds, workplace situations, ambition, love and romance, rivalry, family relations, workplace, best friends, horse ranch, troubled teen, ranch, unlikely couple, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, parents and children, workplace romance, animal life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
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North & South
Drama, Romance
UK
235 min.
 8.7
Heartland
Drama, Family
Canada
45 min.
 8.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about hopes, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, romance, youth and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Wildfire: Australian Rules (2002), Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991), Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991), Ella (2010), Sugar (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Australian Rules
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one ...
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: athlete's life, village, romance, underdog, small town, athlete and trainer, sport, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, sport team, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A runaway orphan, young Sonora, persists in a menial job mucking stables in Doc Carver's travelling stunt show. Her great wish is to become a death-defying "diving girl," but Doc refuses her pleas. Undaunted, Sonora's gutsy ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: follow your dream, rising to stardom, adventure, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, cinderella story, disability, blindness, orphan, great depression, horse, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, north carolina, georgia
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System:   86%
    User:   75%
 
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Sarah, Plain and Tall
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in Kansas in the year 1910. Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer who is still saddened by the death of his wife during childbirth several years earlier, finds that the task of taking care of his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, farm, human nature, countryside, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, bereavement, prairie, frontier, sea ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: new england, usa, maine, kansas
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System:   62%
    User:   59%
 
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, road movie, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, single parent, on the road, character study, starting over, loneliness, dreams, gangsters, relationships, romance, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, arizona, usa, new jersey, phoenix arizona
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System:   61%
    User:   65%
 
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Ella
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Story: Years ago, a late nurse's young daughter, Ella, was discredited with stepfather Norbert by his wicked daughter Clio and send off to and exploited by her aunt 'tarantula', her only comfort being the friendship of young Jens. Once 18, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: intrigue, starting over, cinderella story, love and romance, romance, orphan, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, dysfunctional family, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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System:   60%
    User:   51%
 
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Sugar
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, suburbs, family life, gays and lesbians, prostitute, innocence lost, self discovery, couple relations, coming out, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
 6.5
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Sylvester
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an Olympic jumping champion.
Style: uplifting, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
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Time: 80s
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System:   53%
    User:   47%
 
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Once and Again
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Once and Again is an American television series that aired on ABC from September 21, 1999 to April 15, 2002. It depicts the family of a single mother and her romance with a single father. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the ...
Style: clever, serious, witty, realistic, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: family, single parent, romance, starting over, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
The Brooke Ellison Story
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Plot: college, single parent, high school, social misfits, hospital, underdog, rehabilitation, school, university, human spirit, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
The Yellow Handkerchief
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: social misfits, on the road, unlikely couple, crumbling marriage, romance, starting over, couple relations, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
Love's Long Journey
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Missie's surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered wagon, leaving behind the prairie home of Missie's ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: starting over, farm, couple relations, old west, pregnancy, adventure, small town, hopes, couples, family relations, friends, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
Chicks With Sticks
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story takes the battle of the sexes into the hockey arena, as Paula Taymore - who almost once made the Olympic team - finds herself drawn into a challenge match against an irritating local men's squad. Fresh from a painful divorce, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, underdog, small town, contests and competitions, romance, against the odds, sport team, sport, ambition, gender, female athlete, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
 6.4
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Virginia's Run
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: single parent, underdog, contests and competitions, train, dealing with death, follow your dream, rehabilitation, athlete and trainer, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, cinderella story, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
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    User:   45%
 
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Chasing Life
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: April is a smart aspiring journalist in her 20s who tries to balance her ambitious career with her family, which includes her widowed mom, rebellious little sister, and her grandmother. We meet April at a pivotal moment in her life: she's ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: journalist, terminal illness, life turned upside down, cancer, unfulfillment, disorder, boss and employee, workplace romance, relationship vs career, twentysomething life, workplace situations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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    User:   37%
 
 6.0
 775
Square Dance
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, single parent, social misfits, young lovers, countryside, starting over, small town, innocence lost, urban, love affair, estranged family member, promiscuity ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
Moondance Alexander
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: social misfits, high school, young heroes, family, follow your dream, friendship, obsessive quest, eccentric family, teenage life, animal life, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
 5.5
 1K
Rock Haven
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, school, beach, writer's life, romance, small town, church, forbidden love, sexual relations, teenage love, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
 5.3
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Cow Belles
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to learn how to be responsible, two wealthy teen sisters are forced to work in the family business by their exasperated father. When company funds goes missing, it's up to the girls to save the day.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family, farm, down on your luck, family business, workplace situations, fish out of water, nothing goes right, youth, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
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 5.4
 678
Doc
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Doc is a medical drama/family drama with strong Christian undertones starring Billy Ray Cyrus as Dr. Clint "Doc" Cassidy, a Montana doctor who takes a job in a New York City medical clinic. It ran from March 11, 2001 to November 28, 2004 ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctors and patients, clinic, city life, romance, hospital, fish out of water, workplace situations, urban, hopes, love and romance, medical, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
Love's Enduring Promise
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this Janette Oke sequel to "Love Comes Softly," the eldest child in an 1800s frontier family, Missie Davis is a bright and beautiful elementary schoolteacher whose love for the prairie is matched only by her passion for books. When ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: young lovers, farm, old west, love triangle, romance, family life, countryside, love and romance, family relations, mysterious character, parents and children, wooing ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
 6.3
 248
America Brown
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: athlete's life, coming of age, sport, sport team, high school, ambition, hopes, small town, youth, clergy, prodigy, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
Finding Buck McHenry
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, school, contests and competitions, store, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, coach, little league, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
Middle of Nowhere
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, theme park, drug dealing, opposites attract, small town, summer, fall in love, workplace romance, teenage life, workplace situations, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   34%
 
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If I Had Wings
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disability, follow your dream, family, human spirit, friendship, teenage life, hopes, high school, running, youth, friends, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   34%
 
 7.3
 41K
Little Women
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, romantic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sister sister relationship, sisters, family values, couple relations, family bonds, parents and children, women, love story, life changing experience, love and romance, friendship, first love ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: new england, usa, england, massachusetts, paris france
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System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
Getting Married in Buffalo Jump
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Years have passed since Sophie (Wendy Crewson) left the ranch her family calls home to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. The death of her father means that Sophie, now 30, must return to the home she left behind so long ago. Once there, ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, romance, fall in love, farm, fish out of water, small town, love and romance, couples, moral dilemma, infidelity, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
Raise Your Voice
Genre: Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raise Your Voice is a coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer, brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash, who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the ...
Style: serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, romance, high school, school, teenager, small town, father daughter relationship, musician's life, contests and competitions, hip hop, dealing with death, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 

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 7.3
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Jerry Maguire
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what ...
Style: touching, realistic, witty, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, football, friendship, greed, sport, redemption, athlete's life, rock, career, single parent, mentor, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
Love Comes Softly
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, farm, love and romance, old west, romance, couples, family relations, single parent, dealing with death, starting over, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
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