Movies and TV shows like Avonlea

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Avonlea (1990)
 8.5
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Avonlea (1990)
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, saga
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: heroine, family life, small town life, parents and children, teacher, small town, friendship, mischievous children, family relations, countryside, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship, uncle niece relationship, husband wife relationship, aunt niece relationship, cousin cousin relationship, island, family, friends, couple relations, marriage, family problems, weirdo, mother son relationship, youth ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada

Most similar movies to Avonlea

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and semi serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family life, youth, family, friendship and love and romance mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Avonlea: Little House on the Prairie (1974), Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), Pollyanna (2003), Anne of Green Gables (1985), The Waltons (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, americana, small town, parents and children, family relations, family, love and romance, small town life, social relations, family life, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1800s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the American West and who settles ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, small town, couple relations, parents and children, society, female doctor, interracial relations, children, female protagonist, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 908
Pollyanna (2003)
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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, orphan, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, young heroes, small town life, friends, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anne of Green Gables (1985)
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, witty, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, teenage love, countryside, best friends, love and romance, coming of age, foster home, young heroes, island, teacher ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.6
 5K
The Waltons (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: americana, family relations, large family, great depression, friendship, siblings relations, aging, lifestyle, fighting illness, thanksgiving, mountain, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 12K
Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: single father, small town, doctor, family problems, parents and children, fall in love, family life, social relations, youth, small town life, workaholic, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
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Lassie (1994)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An update of the Lassie legend stars Thomas Guiry as a troubled city kid whose family retreats to the country, where he befriends the famous collie and changes for the better. Conflict develops when a ruthless sheep rancher causes trouble for ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: countryside, coming of age, dog, family, friendship, animal life, teenage life, family life, mischievous children, pets, father son relationship, boy dog relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Heartland (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, horse ranch, farm, family, small town, family relations, siblings relations, youth, workplace, animal life, wild horse, grandfather ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, starting over, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family life, adoption, single parent, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: mississippi, north carolina, usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Degrassi High (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Degrassi Junior High is a Canadian CBC Television teen drama series that was produced from 1987-1989 as part of the Degrassi series. The show followed the lives of a group of students attending the titular fictional school. Many episodes tackled ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, looking for love, family relations, teenager, youth, teenage life, friends, society, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Anne of Avonlea (1987)
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, family relations, orphan, teachers and students, school, period piece, bittersweet, family, coming of age, power relations, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada, usa, chicago illinois, boston, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
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Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, atmospheric
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, family problems, living with parents, homecoming, looking for love, small town life, hometown, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Picket Fences (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picket Fences is an American television drama about the residents of the town of Rome, Wisconsin, created and produced by David E. Kelley. The show initially ran from September 18, 1992, to June 26, 1996, on the CBS television network in the United ...
Style: semi serious, gloomy, humorous, touching
Plot: small town, murder, district attorney, judge, sheriff, family relations, satire, society, hopes, lifestyle, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Flicka (2006)
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: sentimental, realistic, touching, road movie, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, cowboy, family relations, family, family life, self discovery, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, farm, animal life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, interracial adoption, family relations, family, odd couple, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, society, mischievous children, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 558
Falcon Beach (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in a quiet town where locals and summer visitors mingle, and relationships change as quickly as the tide. Will the hot days of summer prove long enough to resolve the abundant seduction and scandal of Falcon Beach?
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, emotional
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: family relations, youth, friends, love and romance, social differences, environmentalism, culture clash, small town, small town life, mogul, friendship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, small town, family life, golden years, youth, love and romance, buddies, friends, adult virgin, eccentric family, small town life ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, starting over, family, young heroes, best friends, youth, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Eight Is Enough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, columnist, couples, remarry, family, love and romance, single parent, family life, siblings relations, looking for love, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 629
Open Heart (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In the wake of her father's disappearance, 16-year-old Dylan Blake falls in with the wrong crowd, gets arrested, and earns court-ordered community service volunteering at Open Heart Memorial, the hospital where her mother and sister are ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hospital, friendship, teenage life, missing person, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, family relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage love, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 920
Soul Food (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia D. Henderson, Soul Food is based upon ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, family feud, family tradition, family values, couples, couple relations, parents separation, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 52K
Full House (1987)
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: sitcom, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friends, family life, single parent, single father, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family problems, family life, family gatherings, americana, family in crisis, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wyoming, tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Packed to the Rafters (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Packed to the Rafters is an Australian family-oriented television series which premiered on the Seven Network on Tuesday 26 August 2008 at 8:30 pm. The show has continued on Tuesdays in this timeslot for its entire run. The drama series features a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, getting home, couple relations, living with parents, siblings relations, parents and children, anniversary, nothing goes right, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 5K
Empire Falls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family secret, small town, restaurant, family life, dysfunctional family, working class, parents and children, haunted by the past, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, maine, usa, boston, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 2K
Ready or Not (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Ready or Not is a Canadian teen drama series which aired on the Showtime Movie Channel and later on the Disney Channel and Global Television Network for 5 seasons and 65 episodes between 1993 and 1997 in both Canada and the United States.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, teenager, tomboy, teenage life, social relations, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, best friends, family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 666
Geppetto (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man wishes for a son, he learns what it means to be a father.
Style: humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: puppet, mischievous children, young heroes, family relations, friendship, parents and children, child in peril, youth, escapades, family, miraculous event, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: family relations, coming of age, school, college, high school, friendship, teenage life, high school life, teenage love, supportive parent, power relations, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 15K
Family Ties (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Former 1960s flower children Steven and Elyse Keaton raise their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, liberal, culture clash, parents and children, lifestyle, hippie, republican, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 393
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
Plot: family relations, child as adult, school, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, family life, friendship, disorder, friends, animal life, getting home ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%