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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: time travel, teenage life, youth, family, family relations, parents and children, family life, hopes, imaginary, homecoming, estrangement, switching roles, profanity, magic, cancer, father son relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, semi serious, feel good and realistic films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, 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), A Father's Choice (2000), Heaven Sent (1994), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Just a Dream (2002). 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: sentimental, feel good, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage life, youth, romance, society, family, love and romance, parents and children, working class, family life, coming of age ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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95%
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: parents and children, family life, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, single parent, hopes, farm, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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69%
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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: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, misfit, youth, imaginary, crimes, supernatural, family, juvenile delinquency, society, hopes, parents and children, starting over ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, family problems, couples, homecoming, dysfunctional family, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, parents and children, estrangement, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, interracial relations, obsession, family life, youth, family relations, social relations, coming of age, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Pete's Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: 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, starting over, family relations, teenager, parents and children, youth, family, siblings relations, hopes, homecoming, female director ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: father son relationship, love and romance, island, teenage life, parents and children, family, hopes, social relations, human spirit, human animal relationship, friendship, sea ...
Place: greece, europe
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50%
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 768
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: contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, graphic violence, buddies, youth, life is a bitch, going straight, hopes, profanity, teenage life, drug abuse, family life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: homelessness, christmas, family gatherings, reunion, parents and children, family problems, family relations, estrangement, family, hopes, police officer, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Homecoming (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When their mother disappears, a group of siblings are forced to fend for themselves, and make their way on their own. They eventually meet their grandmother, a loner who is reluctant to take them in. Based on the novel by Cynthia Voigt.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estrangement, grandmother, child abandonment, orphan, homecoming, siblings relations, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, mental illness, family life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, youth, mysterious character, friendship, parents and children, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 603
Far North (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being severly injured in a horse-riding accident,the family patriarch Bertram lies in a hospital bed plotting revenge against Mel, the four legged "enemy" he blames for putting him there. So when his eldest daughter Kate comes to ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, clever, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, hospital, parents and children, homecoming, vengeance, profanity, family problems, pregnancy, family in crisis, family life, riding accident, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: horse, teenage life, rivalry, parents and children, love and romance, teenage girl, training, girl horse relationship, strong female character, power relations, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, mischievous children, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 170
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, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Nowhere Safe (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nowhere to run...Nowhere to hide. After two teen girls cruelly impersonate her online in a reverse cyber bullying plot, Ashley s reputation is ruined. She and her mother, Julie (a high school teacher), are ostracized, forcing them to flee an ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 393
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
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Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Nanny Express (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With their mother dead, Emily and Ben torment their nannies to quit as fast as their father hires them. Till a nanny named Kate shows up and slowly wins Ben over. That's bad enough, but when her father and Kate start to fall in love, Emily sets ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, teenage life, family life, matchmaking, prank, youth, family, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: touching, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family life, family relations, family, society, youth, family in crisis, church, friends, criminal heroes, golden years, little girl, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, childbirth, parents and children, child birth, miraculous event, couple relations, family relations, hopes, soccer, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, family relations, parents and children, starting over, family, young heroes, best friends, youth, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, family life, human spirit, siblings relations, family, parents and children, family problems, single parent, mentally challenged, child illness, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, adventure, ambition, rivalry, family, underdog, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: youth, parents and children, couples, reunion, homecoming, estrangement, easter, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, beach, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: youth, family relations, teenage life, mischievous children, young heroes, wish come true, parents and children, child as adult, family, hopes, best friends, magic ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: boarding school, orphan, family relations, society, youth, school, family life, power relations, kids in trouble, boarding school life, homelessness, smoking ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: small town, family relations, hopes, miraculous event, parents and children, animal life, human spirit, young heroes, pets, magic, dog, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, youth, workplace, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, family life, society ...
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: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female director, human nature, teenage life, bittersweet, lifestyle, coming of age, single parent, performer's life, artists and showbiz, youth, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
⇓ 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, hunter, legend, innocence lost, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%