Movies like In His Father's Shoes

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In His Father's Shoes (1997)
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In His Father's Shoes (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A fortyish cancer-stricken, emaciated Frank Crosby and his fifteen-year-old son Clay, who is the healthful, youthful image of his father, are spending an afternoon enjoying the atmosphere of Venice Beach. They enter Oddities, a store where the gypsy woman owner gives them a pair of special wingtip shoes. Later that night in the hospital where Frank lay dying, he shares with Clay his memory of a postcard image: a golf course where people are playing and are leisurely sipping tea. Frank dies and leaves behind a distraught family: Clay, his little sister Maggie, and their mother Janice. Clay wistfully goes to his father's closet and finds the wingtips from earlier in the day. Putting them on, he is transported back in time and becomes his father as a child. He discovers he can travel back and forth in time just by putting on or taking off the shoes. Clay learns a great deal about his father's early years and is eager to learn more.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenage life, youth, family, family relations, parents and children, family life, hopes, imaginary, homecoming, estrangement, switching roles, profanity, time travel, magic, cancer, father son relationship

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Most similar movies to In His Father's Shoes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, family, family life, hopes and teenage life mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like In His Father's Shoes: Booky's Crush (2009), Heaven Sent (1994), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Just a Dream (2002), Mr. Christmas (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: feel good, sincere, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family, romance, society, family life, working class, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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95%
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Heaven Sent (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eddie, a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days to clean up his life with the help of a beginner angel - and ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, parents and children, destiny, redemption, family life, reincarnation, profanity, starting over, family relations, misfit ...
Place: usa
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58%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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56%
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Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friends, friendship, family life, interracial relations, obsession, youth, family relations, social relations, society, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
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54%
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Mr. Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, family, road not taken, family life, disorder, family relations, ghost, hopes, obnoxious boss, when the parents are away, parents and children, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a short story by the acclaimed author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, comes a holiday story of family and forgiveness. Recently widowed Mary Bassett (Helene Joy) and her three children have hit difficult times on their farm. Suddenly, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: reunion, family relations, estrangement, farm, family problems, family, youth, hopes, parents and children, family life, teenage life, loss of partner ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa, new york
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51%
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Magnificent 7 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by the life of Jacqui Jackson. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Maggi, a mother with seven children - three 'normal' daughters and four sons who are each, in one form or another, autistic.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, human spirit, family life, mentally challenged, child illness, single parent, hopes, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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51%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family life, youth, love and romance, single parent, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, estrangement, farm, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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50%
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 884
Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, life is a bitch, going straight, youth, hopes, profanity, graphic violence, buddies, addiction, family life, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Saint Monica (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Saint Monica centers on a young girl named Monica, whose fervent desire is to return to the Toronto church with which she grew up. Determined to play an angel in its annual Christmas procession, Monica steals a pair of wings and prepares to join the ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, youth, family, society, church, friends, golden years, criminal heroes, homelessness, female sitting on a toilet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, young heroes, adventure, odd couple, friendship, against the odds, disorder, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, youth, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adoption, teenage pregnancy, life turned upside down, teenage life, human spirit, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, youth, babies and infants, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: love and romance, father son relationship, island, teenage life, parents and children, family, hopes, social relations, human spirit, human animal relationship, pelican, friendship ...
Place: greece, europe
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47%
Pete's Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An overlooked middle child finds himself in the unexpected spotlight when he realizes his family's terrible Christmas day keeps repeating. As the only one experiencing the day over and over, he decides to use his unique gift to give the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time loop, christmas, family relations, starting over, parents and children, youth, family, hopes, holiday, christmas season, christmas movie, teenager ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: usa, texas
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46%
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Far North (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, horse trainer, ambition, adventure, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, underdog, follow your dream, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Hobo's Christmas (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A hobo played by Barnard Hughes decides it's time to go home. Drifting from place to place, Hughes finds himself in his hometown of Salt Lake City at Christmas time. Here he hopes to close old wounds and be reunited with his unforgiving son ...
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: homelessness, christmas, family gatherings, parents and children, reunion, hopes, family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, homeless, homeless man ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, getting home, adventure, misfit, pets, young heroes, youth, family, child in peril, animal life, disorder, friends ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Sacred Family (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It's Easter in the beach house of a Chilean well-to-do and nowadays family. A self-centered and successful father, a disoriented mother and a son overshadowed by his successful father. The three of them, wait for the arrival of the son's ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: youth, parents and children, couples, reunion, homecoming, estrangement, easter, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, beach, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Miracle (2000)
Genre: Family, Musical, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: What do you do if you're twelve years old, your mum is a neurotic babbler, your best friend is hitting on the girl you love, and you're the only guy in your class who doesn't yet sport pubes ...? For Dennis P. there's only one ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, youth, mischievous children, teenage life, wish come true, young heroes, best friends, hopes, family, parents and children, child as adult, magic ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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40%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, small town, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, pets, young heroes, animal life, human spirit, magic, dog, family life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 540
Little Men (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, two street kids from Boston find themselves at Plumfield, a rural boarding school run by Jo and her husband -- and they soon learn academic and life lessons they won't ever forget.
Style: feel good, uplifting, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: family relations, orphan, boarding school, society, youth, school, family life, power relations, kids in trouble, boarding school life, teen rebel, homelessness ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 240
My Lucky Star (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Normandy, Louise lives happily in the horse world. Suddenly, fate strikes. Louise left alone with his father and a family friend to Ferronnière the stud where she has always lived. Business is bad, they are on the verge of bankruptcy ... ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, teenage life, rivalry, parents and children, love and romance, teenage girl, training, strong female character, horse trainer, athlete and trainer, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 2K
Quints (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, baby, life turned upside down, child as adult, family life, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, family, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family business, teenage life, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, human spirit, parents and children, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female director, parents and children, bittersweet, family relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, single parent, coming of age, lifestyle, youth, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
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Annie's Point (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Annie (Bette White) wants to disperse her husband's ashes at a locale in California that they had named Annie's Point. Annie needs a bypass immediately and she wants to send out the ashes on her 50th wedding anniversary.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, on the road, parents and children, last wish, family relations, escapades, golden years, rescue, gambling, cross country, embarrassment, punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Golden Seal (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A lonely 10-year-old boy living with his parents in a remote coastal part of Alaksa, spontaneously finds a legendary golden seal and her newborn pup. But the greed for her valuable pelt sets off the hunters, including his own father, the local ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: island, bounty hunter, coming of age, fighting the system, family relations, friendship, rescue, legend, hunter, seal the animal, innocence lost, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 215
Mo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Every kid wants to be cool and fit in - life's a blast even when you're different. When Mo's reflection is revealed, he sees a body that doesn't quite resemble any of his peers. Here, he tells the tale of his youth, growing up on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenage life, youth, social misfits, society, parents and children, physical appearance, hopes, optimism, family problems, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%