Movies and TV shows like Avonlea

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Avonlea
Original name: Road to Avonlea: The Movie
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After her father is accused of embezzlement, wealthy Sara Stanley is sent to live with her deceased mother's relatives on Prince Edward Island. While there, she must adjust to life in the small rural town of Avonlea, learn to cope with her infamous aunts, Hetty and Olivia, and learn to get along with her jealous cousins who become victims and cohorts in Sara’s antics and misadventures. Everything comes to a head when the adults are called away and her older cousin, Felicity, is left in charge – not knowing what troubles will ensue. Soon Sara must make a heart wrenching decision: whether to stay in Avonlea or return to her father. Through the combination of the episodes “The Journey Begins” and “Proof of the Pudding” this digitally-mastered movie was created as an introduction to the award-winning “Road to Avonlea” series.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, countryside, friendship, family, island, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, small town life, coming of age, family life, youth, family relations, social relations, friends, mischievous children, young heroes, estrangement, couples, family problems, teacher, photographer, guest, loss of parent, relatives ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada, medical school
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The Wonder Years
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
USA
22 min.
 8.3
A Christmas Story
Comedy, Family
USA, Canada
94 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, semi serious, humorous and sentimental films and TV series with plots about youth, family relations, family, parents and children, friendship, coming of age and friends mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Avonlea: Anne of Green Gables (1985), Pollyanna (2003), The Wonder Years (1988), Andre (1994), A Christmas Story (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Anne of Green Gables
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: love, family, island, orphan, coming of age, teacher, friendship, imagination, book, golden years, literature, farm ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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 7.5
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Pollyanna
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, young heroes, family, optimism, countryside, youth, small town, family relations, friendship, social relations, teaching the ways of the world, small town life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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    User:   100%
 
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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, humorous, realistic, 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:   36%
    User:   43%
 
 5.7
 6K
Andre
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
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A Christmas Story
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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Place: indiana, usa
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 7.1
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Winter Stories
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adult Martin Roy reminisces about his life in the 1966/67 school year. At fifteen years old and in his last year of junior high school, he breathed, ate and slept hockey. He collected hockey cards, played street hockey with his friends, tried ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family, small town, youth, follow your dream, friendship, parents and children, sport, small town life, family relations, power relations ...
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 6.3
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    User:   34%
 
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Story: Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realises she knows very little about her. She manages to get ...
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    User:   31%
 
 6.2
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    User:   35%
 
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Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
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    User:   30%
 
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Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: farm, family, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, small town life, americana, romance, family life, society, youth, family relations ...
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    User:   28%
 
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Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, witty ...
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Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
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    User:   24%
 
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Story: The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
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    User:   29%
 
The Adventures of Ociee Nash
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
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Story: Skyler Day stars as Ociee Nash, a spirited nine-year-old from rural Mississippi. Ociee's idyllic life is thrown into a tailspin when she's sent to live with her Aunt Mamie to become a "young lady". Ociee's true bravery, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
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The Grass Harp
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, small town life, maid, americana, teenage life, fall in love ...
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Full House
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Full House is an American sitcom television series. Set in San Francisco, the show chronicles widowed father Danny Tanner, who, after the death of his wife Pam, enlists his best friend Joey Gladstone and his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis to help ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, friends, single parent, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, coming of age, single father, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: best friends, dedicated educator, mischievous children, family, small town, single parent, young heroes, friendship, starting over, self discovery, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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System:   26%
    User:   30%
 
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Flicka
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, parents and children, teenage life, farm, animal life, couples, family drama, family relations, babies and infants, horse, getting home, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wyoming
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System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
Anne of Avonlea
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 230 min.
Story: Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She makes the acquaintance of a handsome, rich, bachelor, chases a cow, and wins (to her chagrin) a baking soda company's writing contest. She acts as ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, romantic ...
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Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: canada, usa, england, boston
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System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: family, friendship, children, poverty, follow your dream, kids and family, parents and children, school, teacher, prejudice, rich and poor, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: ohio, usa, ireland, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio
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System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
Still Standing
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: After 18 years of marriage, high school sweethearts Bill and Judy Miller still make each other laugh and try to keep their marriage intact, even when their family pulls them in different directions. Since Bill has a far more immature approach to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, single parent, parents and children, high school, siblings relations, romance, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, suburbs, family life, thirtysomething life, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   25%
    User:   20%
 
 6.5
 102K
The Parent Trap
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and ...
Style: touching, twists and turns, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: family, romance, divorce, comedy of errors, marriage, parents and children, dishonesty, disney, happy ending, single father, children, camp ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: california, england, london, maine, europe ...
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System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
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 6.8
 21K
Fly Away Home
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: family, father daughter relationship, birds, single parent, young heroes, beautiful scenery, parenthood, childhood, divorce, dealing with death, children, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new zealand
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System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
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, humorous, realistic, 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:   25%
    User:   29%
 
 4.9
 15K
Free Willy 2
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, island, rescue, ocean, ocean or sea, rock, ecology, greed, siblings relations, natural disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
 6.0
 556
Snowmen
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, family, obsessive quest, human spirit, small town, friendship, coming of age, child illness, caretaker, bully, ambition, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   23%
    User:   26%
 
 6.6
 25K
Mermaids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, mother daughter relationship, single parent, swimming, teenager, runaway, jewish, coming-of-age, parenthood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
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System:   23%
    User:   24%
 

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