Movies like The First of May

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The First of May (1999)
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The First of May (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten. Together, they find friendship and family when they join a traveling circus. Also features Mickey Rooney and Joe DiMaggio, in his last screen appearance.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: circus, adoption, retirement home, baseball, adventure, youth, friendship, family, heroes, miraculous event, friends, family relations, orphan, family life, chase, starting over, hopes, boarding school, sport team, nursing, golden years, mysterious character, young heroes, boarding school life, retirement home life ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, semi serious, touching and humorous films with plots about family, family relations, friends, youth, friendship, hopes and family life mostly in Family, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like The First of May: Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002), The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007), Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999), Rascal (1969), Tiger Town (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Josh is off to his first year of college and buddy has stayed behind with joshs little sister andrea and the rest of the family. Adrea attempting to fit in with her jr. High classmates decides to join the baseball team and along the way discovers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: golden retriever, dog, sport team, underdog, contests and competitions, rescue, family life, fish out of water, disorder, family relations, friendship, against the odds ...
Time: 2000s
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95%
The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful professional baseball player gets his ego in check via an unreality check when he travels back in time to his boyhood sandlot ball-playing days.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, friendship, rivalry, sport team, baseball, time travel, underdog, family, sport, young heroes, lifestyle, athlete's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After young Marty Peterson rescued Shiloh from his abusive owner, Judd Travers, he thought his troubles were over. But when Judd starts threatening to take "his" dog back, Marty is afraid of losing the best friend he's ever had. Even ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, redemption, family relations, dog, odd couple, orphan, adventure, heroes, youth, parents and children, against the odds, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, child as adult, school, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, family life, friendship, disorder, friends, animal life, getting home ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Tiger Town (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex believed in his baseball hero Billy Young. When Billy's performance struggled, Alex's friends began to doubt Alex; and Billy began to doubt himself. Alex wants to prove to his friends, to Billy, and to himself that believing in ...
Style: feel good, touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, aging, athlete's life, sport, sport team, family relations, power relations, family life, athlete and trainer, rivalry, hopes, underdog ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, rescue, animal rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, heroes, small town life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Magic of Lassie (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lassie is claimed from his family by a "former owner" and then braves a cross country trip to rejoin the ones that love her.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family relations, getting home, family, reunion, family life, friendship, animal life, friends, heroes, hopes, rescue, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, mountain, family relations, friendship, girl, governess, family life, human spirit, optimism, friends, disability, nanny ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, little league, ambition, follow your dream, against the odds, friendship, athlete's life, society, lifestyle, sport team, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
69%
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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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, orphan, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, young heroes, small town life, friends, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Secret of the Magic Gourd (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Secret of the Magic Gourd follows the wondrous adventures of a young schoolboy named Wang Bao. When Wang Bao discovers a magical gourd that can instantly grant his every wish, the awkward child suddenly becomes a hero amongst his curious ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: friends, family relations, hopes, family, magical object, wish fulfillment, desire, little boy, adventure, friendship, rivalry, escapades ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
61%
Salt Water Moose (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Bobby and his Mom move from Toronto, away from his dad and his baseball team, to a small town in Nova Scotia, he's picked on by all the local kids, except for Jo. And Jo has also befriended a lonely male moose who lives on an island, and ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, moose, friends, disorder, coming of age, young heroes, family, heroes, adventure, youth, mischievous children, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Going to the Mat (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, disability, wrestling, ambition, follow your dream, human spirit, friendship, teenage life, blindness, sport team, teenage love, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, starting over, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family life, adoption, single parent, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: mississippi, north carolina, usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Home Run Showdown (2015)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two little league teams take on their coaches' sibling rivalry, and end up doing battle in a place the baseball world never expected: in the outfield of the Home Run Derby.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: young heroes, ambition, teenage life, family relations, contests and competitions, family, rivalry, sport, youth, parents and children, underdog, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
International Velvet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, orphan, horse, youth, adventure, animal life, power relations, heroes, hopes, teenage life, human spirit, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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My Friend Joe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the course of one summer, a young Irish lad named Chris befriends an American boy named Joe. The two couldn't be more different, yet they become inseparable. Things turn horribly wrong however, when Chris discovers his new best friend ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, gender, circus, family relations, friendship, friends, gender bending, teenage life, family life, family, adventurer, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973)
Genre: Family, Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family, investigation, friendship, suburbs, museum, coming of age, heroes, youth, mischievous children, danger, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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
Place: new york, florida, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, adventure, friendship, teenage life, child as adult, family life, youth, basketball, battles, friends, disorder, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Winky's Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Than everything will work out alright. Or will it?
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: shopping mall, family life, fish out of water, family, family relations, holiday, hopes, young heroes, youth, misfit, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, family relations, animal life, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, fall in love, mountain, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Heidi (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp and his wife, who live isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially accompanying young goatherd Peter. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, village, youth, escapades, family life, orphan, mischievous children, misfit, village life, isolation ...
Place: alps, switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: power relations, redemption, family gatherings, when the parents are away, parents and children, miraculous event, road not taken, family life, boss and employee, family relations, disorder, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, coming of age, friends, animal life, parents and children, family, orphan, youth, contests and competitions, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy scout, small town, rescue, world war two, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, reunion, homecoming, americana, self discovery, siblings relations, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, hockey, coming of age, small town life, friends, power relations, social relations, parents and children, small town, youth, sport, family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%