Movies like Polly: Comin' Home!

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Polly: Comin' Home! (1990)
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Polly: Comin' Home! (1990)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Broadway style songs are used to tell this interesting story of an ingenious orphan who gets involved in matchmaking and striving for inter-racial understanding in 1956 Alabama.
Plot: female director, orphan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, captivating and semi serious films with plots about female director, family relations, orphan, female protagonist, children, youth and dog mostly in Family, Musical and Drama genres. Some movies like Polly: Comin' Home!: Bambi's Youth (1987), Bambi's Childhood (1985), On Our Own (1998), Parent Trap III (1989), Pinocchio (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bambi's Youth (1987)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Second of the two movies bases on the novel "Bambi, a Life in the Woods" written by Felix Salten.
Plot: female director, nature
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bambi's Childhood (1985)
Genre: Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Story: First of the two movies bases on the novel "Bambi, a Life in the Woods" written by Felix Salten.
Plot: female director, family relations, nature, father son relationship, boy, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.7
 159
On Our Own (1998)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Three siblings ingeniously avoid being sent off to a children's home while their solo-mother serves a short sentence in a prison for shoplifting. Rather than have the news leak out and have to be escorted off with the eccentric welfare officer, ...
Plot: children, female director, female prisoner, childhood, single mother, thief, brother sister relationship, pickpocket
Place: denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Parent Trap III (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Jeff plans to marry again, his triplet daughters Megan, Lisa and Jessie try to bring him together with Susan.
Plot: twins, female director, interior decorator, sister sister relationship, canceled wedding
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 5.8
 164
Pinocchio (1976)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This musical adaptation of Pinocchio from 1976 features the incomparable talents of Danny Kaye, Sandy Duncan, Flip Wilson, and Clive Revill. Framed by the story of a young theater girl's desire to study and work apart from her father, the story ...
Plot: animal, cape the garment, pinocchio, table, animals
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Scratches in the Table (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Madelief's grandmother dies, her mother takes her to the funeral. She then visits her grandfather, but quickly gets bored, until Mischa tells her how much fun a rural summer can be. She investigates her grandmother's "summer ...
Plot: female director, female nudity, grandfather granddaughter relationship, death of grandmother, skinny dipping, death, grandmother granddaughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inheriting a family resort in Hawaii, the Wyatts find it in such a run-down condition that they decide to sell it after trying to fix it up. Amidst confusing goings-on among the triplet teenage girls and the boys they meet, Jeffrey meets an old high ...
Plot: twins, female director, family relations, sister sister relationship
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Lotta Leaves Home (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A feisty five-year-old girl Lotta decides to move away from home. And no, she doesn't want to put on the stupid sweater.
Plot: children, female director, runaway
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.2
 2K
Little Crumb (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on the popular Dutch childrens book by Chris van Abkoude. In a Dutch port in 1921 lives a 10-year-old orphan boy known to everyone simply as Little Crumb (Ruud Feltkamp). His poverty-stricken mother Lize van Dien (Thekla Reuten) ...
Plot: female director, adoptive mother, hopes, family relations, pianist, harbor, orphanage, street life, father son relationship, dog, friend, friendship ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Annie: A Royal Adventure! (1995)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Annie is back! Along with her friends Molly, Hannah, her dog Sandy, and her wealthy father Oliver Warbucks. They take a trip to England where Oliver Warbucks is going to be Knighted by the King. Annie and the gang stumbles onto a wicked scheme led ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, intrigue, adventure, disorder, friends, family relations, show tunes, rivalry, mischievous children, dishonesty, youth, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
42 Seconds of Happiness (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A circle of thirty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to celebrate the same sex wedding of a member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to behave themselves, a series of surprise plans, unexpected arrivals and exposed secrets ...
Style: cinema verite
Plot: female director, improv
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
XTC Just Don't Do It (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Melissa is een meisje van 15 dat niets liever doet dan dansen. Haar ouders denken dat ze lessen in klassiek ballet volgt maar eenmaal op de dansschool stort ze zich vol overgave op de hiphop danslessen. Melissa is goed bevriend met Jordi en hij is ...
Plot: female director, drug abuse, drugs, dance, dancing, coming of age, kissing, dream, abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 2K
Peter Bell (2002)
Genre: Family
Country: Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Peter is a cheerful, but not a very obedient boy who is growing In a very ordinary Dutch family. His pranks amuse some and cause a lot of trouble to others. Peter pranks are so numerous and incredible, that hit the front pages of city newspapers. ...
Plot: female director, paperboy, police, snow, newspaper, friendship, aunt, practical joke, pharmacy, gun, school, child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The globe trotting trip that Henry Jones, Jr. sets out on in the early 1900s next takes him and his family to Russia. A few acts of clumsiness puts Indy at odds with his father who is greatly displeased with Indy. Indy runs away into the Russian ...
Plot: female director, adventurer, mother, travel, fedora, father
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Black Nativity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, based on the bible
Plot: christmas, soul music, religions or cults, family relations, society, hopes, pregnancy, miraculous event, bible, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dear Dumb Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Based on the best selling series "Dear Dumb Diary" by Jim Benton. Follow Jamie Kelly as she navigates Mackeral Middle School with the help of her best friend Isabella, her nemesis Angeline and the boy of her dreams Hudson.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: middle school, family, youth, popular girl, diary, school, teenage life, love and romance, female protagonist, female director, teenage girl, overalls ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Alice Through the Looking Glass (1966)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Alice Through the Looking Glass TV Movie
Plot: king, walrus, queen, alternate dimension, jester, chess, female protagonist, alice character, anthropomorphism, surrealism, wonderland, two way mirror
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 778
Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Wizard of Oz On Ice (1996)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Story: An ice-skating television adaptation of the 1939 musical film based on Lyman Frank Baum's 1900 fairy tale novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".
Plot: wizard of oz, lion, skating, tornado, it was all a dream, surrealism, scarecrow, dog, family relations, shoes, wizards
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys (1988)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Join Peter, Sara, and David on their visit to Grandpa's. When Grandpa leaves the room, the magic begins. The children shrink to toy-size, then meeting Grandpa's Toys. Meet Punchinello, the clown a muffin man, a farmer, some Scottish ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, child protagonist, brother sister relationship, toy comes to life, toy, grandfather granddaughter relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, magic, miniaturization, interracial friendship, toys
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Radio City Christmas Spectacular (2007)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The show features over 140 performers, lavish sets and costumes and an original musical score. The 90 minute revue ...
Plot: banner, dance, song, ballerina, singing, stage, bear, angel, star, spotlight, flying, actor ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jimmy, the Boy Wonder (1966)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A boy makes a reckless wish, and everybody in the world stops moving. A wizard's daughter tries to help him get the world restarted again.
Plot: wish fulfillment, stopped time, part animation, devil
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Tom Sawyer (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Musical, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, adventurer, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, youth, coming of age, pets, power relations, friends, disorder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, missouri, usa, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Rudy: The Return of the Racing Pig (2007)
Genre: Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Up to now, Nickel (9) and his single dad Thomas have been managing very well together. Then Nickel goes on a school excursion and brings the little piglet Rudy back with him in his rucksack. Once he´s home, he makes a terrifying discovery: dad has ...
Plot: pig, animal, animals, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 127
June R (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 99 min.
Story: June R is a 2006 Tamil drama film directed by Revathy Varmha. The film stars Jyothika in the title role with Kushboo, Saritha and Biju Menon in supporting roles. The film's soundtrack are composed by Malayalam composer Sharreth, while Madhu ...
Plot: female director, adoptive mother adopted daughter relationship, orphan, mother daughter relationship, death, adoption, custody, advertising agency, court, female bonding, lawyer, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween (2008)
Genre: Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It's Roxy's first Halloween in serenity falls and it looks like it's going to be a bust until Roxy discovers that her classmate Stefan is actually a vampire from Transylvania...or so she thinks. The truth she comes to find is actually ...
Plot: female director, amateur detective, female detective, girl, vampire, halloween, genius, sleuth
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Alice at the Palace (1982)
Genre: Family, Musical, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Meryl Streep stars as Alice in this production of Elizabeth Swados' musical, which was adapted from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Based on the acclaimed New York Shakespeare Festival ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: queen, croquet, tea party, music hall, lizard, playing card, hedgehog, duchess, flamingo, caterpillar, surrealism, baby ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Scrooge and Marley (2001)
Genre: Musical, Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Ebenezer Scrooge is back in a made-for-TV film produced by Coral Ridge Ministries. The ill-tempered miser is played by skilled Christian actor Dean Jones, widely acclaimed for his acting ability in St. John in Exile and well-known for many Disney ...
Style: surreal
Plot: christmas, separation, greed, transformation, church, atheist, united states of america
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Cirque du Soleil: Dralion (2001)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Chinese consider the lion a symbol of good luck, so it's a half-dragon, half-lion – a dralion – that is the symbol of the East-meets-West fusion of this performance in which 36 Chinese acrobats join the renowned Canadian troupe. ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: trapeze, circus, artists and showbiz, arts and culture, spectacle, juggling, live performance, juggler, acrobat, music, concert, crown
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Oliver! (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: orphan, child abuse, street kid, child in peril, theft, thief, group of criminals, the underworld, dog, orphanage, kids in trouble, pickpocket ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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