Movies like Frankie & Hazel

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Frankie & Hazel (2000)
 5.8
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Frankie & Hazel (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Actress JoBeth Williams directed this Showtime family feature starring The Sixth Sense's Mischa Barton for Barbra Streisand's Barwood Films. Barton is Frankie and Ingrid Uribe is Hazel, Frankie's neighbor and best friend. Frankie is an orphan who lives with her imperious grandmother, Phoebe (Joan Plowright), while Hazel lives with her father and older brother. Frankie's mother was a prima ballerina--killed in a car crash along with her father--and Frankie's been following in her toe shoes ever since. Although she's the best dancer in her class, she'd rather play baseball, whereas Hazel's a local activist who'd rather be mayor. The story strains credibility when 13-year-old Hazel runs for office against the middle-aged incumbent, but Frankie's goal is more understandable, and both actresses make their characters sympathetic and believable. It's as hard not to like them as it is not to root for them to succeed.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, coming of age, ballet, baseball, small town, ambition, follow your dream, teenage life, youth, family relations, feminism, hopes, dancer's life, politics, dream, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, tomboy, best friends, friends, office, small town life, high school, strong female presence, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about friends, friendship, youth, teenage life, family relations, hopes and coming of age mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Frankie & Hazel: Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998), Go Figure (2005), Children on Their Birthdays (2002), Wondrous Oblivion (2003), School of Life (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.7
 3K
Go Figure (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Katelin Kingsford, an Olympic hopeful figure skater wants to train with a Russian figure skating coach. In order to go to go to the school that Natasha is at, Katelin gets a scholarship playing on the girls hockey team.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Havoc is created in a small Southern community when a 12-year-old shows up, causing a couple 13-year-old friends to fall in love with her, thus possibly jeopardizing their friendship.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, cricket the game, teenage life, parents and children, family life, youth, society, lifestyle, sport, bittersweet, school, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, youth, follow your dream, friends, teenage love, friendship, against the odds, family relations, hopes, high school life, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Isabelle is an inspired dancer, but when her sister and a classmate make her doubt herself, she's motivated by a ballerina to find her own way to shine. Stars Erin Pitt & Grace Davidson.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, follow your dream, friendship, dance school, family relations, family, youth, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, school, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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A League of Their Own (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 213
Winter Stories (1999)
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. St├ęphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, family relations, hopes, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, society, friendship, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
 7K
Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.8
 77K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.6
 3K
Air Bud 3 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, uplifting ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 543
Kart Racer (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Watts Davies is estranged from his dad, a former International Karting Federation (IKF) champion. Watts's resolve to race in the upcoming IKF Regional Championships rekindles their relationship as they pursue the dream together.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 4K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, anthology
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 315
Safe at Home! (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Florida boy (Bryan Russell) tells his Little League buddies that his father knows two New York Yankees (Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris).
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport team, baseball, americana, against the odds, power relations, friends, family relations, rising to stardom, athlete and trainer, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, sport team, coach, sport, baseball movie, family, friendship, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens, girls' night ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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McKenna Shoots for the Stars (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl (Jade Pettyjohn) struggles to maintain her school grades while competing as a gymnast.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: athlete's life, teenage life, ambition, youth, teachers and students, school, best friends, hopes, sport, blind ambition, friends, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Cheetah Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, showbiz, coming of age, high school, fashion, follow your dream, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, music band, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Chicks With Sticks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story takes the battle of the sexes into the hockey arena, as Paula Taymore - who almost once made the Olympic team - finds herself drawn into a challenge match against an irritating local men's squad. Fresh from a painful divorce, and ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, female athlete, hockey, against the odds, ambition, sport, fall in love, lifestyle, feminism, friendship, rivalry, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Campus Confidential (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: School... there is the popular crowd. Teachers favor some students over others. Because of this, Violet decides to start a school paper, which exposes many embarrassing secrets of popular kids who think they run the campus.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, social relations, teenage love, teenage life, social misfits, best friends, suburbs, high school life, friendship, misfit, misfit partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 2K
Anita & Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, teenage life, ambition, athlete's life, sport team, friendship, hopes, youth, love and romance, human nature, sport, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 888
Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, fall in love, best friends, youth, small town life, self discovery, couple relations, teenage love, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%