Movies and TV shows like Avonlea

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Avonlea (1990)
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Avonlea (1990)
Original name: Road to Avonlea
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family, 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, couple relations, marriage, uncle niece relationship, husband wife relationship, aunt niece relationship, cousin cousin relationship, school, family relations, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship, mother son relationship, youth, writers, photographer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Avonlea

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 life, family, youth, parents and children, friendship and friends mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Avonlea: Anne of Green Gables (1985), Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), Little House on the Prairie (1974), Pollyanna (2003), The Waltons (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
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, love and romance, coming of age, best friends, island, young heroes, imagination, foster home ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, female doctor, small town, parents and children, couple relations, society, interracial relations, children, female protagonist, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, americana, family life, small town, parents and children, family relations, family, love and romance, small town life, romance, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 962
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, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, young heroes, hopes, small town life, friends, family relations, change of heart, small town, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: americana, family relations, large family, great depression, family life, couple relations, isolation, parents and children, friendship, siblings relations, mountain, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, orphan, family relations, school, period piece, teachers and students, bittersweet, family, coming of age, beautiful scenery, homecoming, adoption ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada, usa, chicago illinois, boston, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, single father, small town, dysfunctional family, doctor, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, loss of spouse, first love, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, 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, young heroes, starting over, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, family life, lifestyle, single parent, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: mississippi, north carolina, usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 5K
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: boy dog relationship, countryside, coming of age, dog, family, friendship, animal life, family life, teenage life, pets, mischievous children, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 10K
Heartland (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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 ranch, horse, farm, family, small town, wild horse, family relations, siblings relations, youth, workplace, animal life, grandfather ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Picket Fences (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: humorous, touching, gloomy, semi serious, odd
Plot: small town, family relations, district attorney, judge, sheriff, murder, satire, law enforcement, lifestyle, society, fighting crime, priest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, unemployment, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family problems, youth, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, parents and children, family relations, starting over, best friends, young heroes, youth, family, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial adoption, orphan, family relations, adoption, african american, brother brother relationship, family, family life, odd couple, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Eight Is Enough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, remarry, couples, columnist, family life, siblings relations, teenage life, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, family, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 53K
Full House (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: father daughter relationship, family, friends, single parent, family life, single father, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: coming of age, family relations, friendship, high school, school, college, high school life, teenage life, teenage love, supportive parent, power relations, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 596
State of Grace (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: State of Grace is an American comedy-drama series that ran for two seasons on the Fox Network's Fox Family channel during 2001 and 2002.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, family, youth, family life, jewish family, teenager, child protagonist, school, protective parent, friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 8K
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, parents and children, self discovery, hopes, love and romance, farm, animal life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 2K
Ready or Not (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, teenager, best friend, tomboy, friends, social relations, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, family, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, 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: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, youth, journalism, power relations, parents and children, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, family life, love and romance, buddies, youth, golden years, small town life, countryside ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 945
Soul Food (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, family feud, family values, parents separation, couples, family tradition, couple relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 683
Geppetto (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: When a man wishes for a son, he learns what it means to be a father.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: puppet, family relations, mischievous children, young heroes, friendship, parents and children, escapades, family, youth, child in peril, miraculous event, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Thirtysomething (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: clever, stylized, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: yuppie, friendship, advertising, family relations, parenthood, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, family life, suburbs, suburban life, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
War of the Buttons (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 1960. The thrilling battles waged by a band of kids from two rival villages in the southern French countryside.
Style: realistic, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, friends, rivalry, family, village life, countryside, children, school, uninhibited rivalry, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 11K
Sister, Sister (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted at birth, one to a single mother, one to a single father, and have met again ...
Style: sitcom, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, high school life, parents and children, sister sister relationship, friendship, twin sister, lifestyle, youth, eccentric family, verbal byplay, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 413
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, child in peril, animal life, disorder, friends ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, youth, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 5K
Empire Falls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
TV show
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, parents and children, working class, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family problems, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, maine, usa, boston, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%