Movies and TV shows like Avonlea

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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, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: small town life, small town, family life, heroine, teacher, couple relations, family, island, parents and children, friends, mischievous children, family problems, marriage, friendship, school, countryside, siblings relations, coming of age, youth, family relations, social relations, young heroes, estrangement, couples, photographer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada, medical school

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, realistic and semi serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, family, youth, parents and children, family life, friendship and small town mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Avonlea: Anne of Green Gables (1985), Pollyanna (2003), Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), Switched at Birth (2011), Andre (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, love and romance, golden years, adoption, fall in love, island, young heroes, teenage love, countryside, family life, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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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: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
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Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family, young heroes, small town, family relations, small town life, friends, orphan, countryside, hopes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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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, serious, realistic
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Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, medical school
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100%
Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: teen drama, family outing
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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: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, orphan, school, family, coming of age, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, youth, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
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Andre (1994)
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa
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Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 22 min.
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Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
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The Fosters (2013)
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: gloomy, semi serious, humorous, touching
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7th Heaven (1996)
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Duration: 60 min.
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Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Our Town (2003)
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Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
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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: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching, sweet ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
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Fly Away Home (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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My Girl 2 (1994)
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Place: california, los angeles, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Winter Stories (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental
Plot: small town, starting over, siblings relations, hometown, living with parents, family life, homecoming, small town life, family relations, social relations, looking for love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Heartland (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Open Heart (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: school, friends, uninhibited rivalry, high school, family, rivalry, family relations, goofy hero, friendship, parents and children, high school life, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Pippi Longstocking (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Pippi Longstocking is a TV series based on Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking children's books. The show ran for thirteen episodes, the first episode being broadcast 8 February 1969 on the then Swedish public service channel Sveriges ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, family, small town, adventure, escapades, youth, friends, disorder, best friends, pets, superhuman powers ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 63K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick, teens
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Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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