Movies and TV shows like Avonlea

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Avonlea (1990)
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Avonlea (1990)
Original name: Road to Avonlea
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: family life, heroine, parents and children, teacher, small town, small town life, friendship, mischievous children, countryside, family, friends, marriage, couple relations, husband wife relationship, uncle niece relationship, aunt niece relationship, cousin cousin relationship, school, family relations, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, mother son relationship, writers, youth, photographer ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Avonlea

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, love and romance, parents and children, family life, couple relations, couples and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Avonlea: Little House on the Prairie (1974), Anne of Green Gables (1985), The Waltons (1972), Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), Everwood (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, sincere, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, family life, parents and children, family relations, americana, small town, family, small town life, love and romance, social relations, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, kansas
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Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
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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, countryside, adoption, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, foster home, best friends, imagination, love and romance, young heroes, little girl, farm ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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75%
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The Waltons (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere
Plot: large family, family relations, americana, great depression, fighting illness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, aging, wedding, mountain, desire, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, female doctor, small town, parents and children, society, couple relations, love and romance, interracial relations, children, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
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100%
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Anne of Avonlea (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, family relations, orphan, teachers and students, school, family, beautiful scenery, strong female presence, bittersweet, coming of age, friends, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada, usa, chicago illinois, boston, england ...
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83%
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Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: family relations, small town, small town life, doctor, dysfunctional family, single father, parents and children, family problems, bittersweet, crush, fall in love, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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100%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The story of sisters Lillian and Grace who open an orphanage in the 1916 Western town of Brookfield. Caught between the traditions of cattle ranchers and the ambitions of a growing town, they strive to find romance and happiness while overcoming the ...
Style: light, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: children's home, two sisters, family relations, sister sister relationship, sisters, romance, small town, teacher, mentor, children, sibling relationship, family bonds ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, mischievous children, adventure, starting over, young heroes, friendship, single parent, lifestyle, youth, teaching the ways of the world, family life, adoption ...
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Place: mississippi, north carolina, usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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State of Grace (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
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Open Heart (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Empire Falls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
TV show
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Style: psychological, serious, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: new england, maine, usa, boston, florida ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
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Plot: yuppie, family relations, friendship, advertising, parenthood, friends, social relations, couples, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, love and romance, lifestyle ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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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 ...
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Falcon Beach (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, realistic
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That '70s Show (1998)
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Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Crank up the 8-track and flash back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were all the rage in this hilarious retro-sitcom. For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
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25%
The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 460 min.
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Style: sentimental, family saga, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, catholic priest, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, older man younger woman relationship, destiny, love and romance, priest, catholic church, sex with a priest, love affair ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental
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25%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, sitcom ...
Audience: date night
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Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, sincere, touching, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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25%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dawson's Creek (1998)
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
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Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teen drama
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24%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Booky's Crush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Thomsons - parents Thomas and Francie, and children Willa, Arthur, Beatrice (nicknamed Booky) and Jakey - are a loving working class family living in the Depression era in Toronto. Arthur is showing aptitude in drawing, and although his parents ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, saga
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Cedar Cove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Judge Olivia Lockhart is considered the community's guiding light in the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. But like everyone else, Olivia fights the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all the ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: relationship vs career, small town, courtroom, family relations, looking for love, love and romance, small town life, social relations, loss of son, couple relations, wooing, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
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Mary and Rhoda (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith.
Style: sitcom, talky, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.5
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Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
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