Movies like Swallows and Amazons 1974

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Swallows and Amazons (1974)
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Swallows and Amazons (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the Amazon, and the scene is set for serious rivalry.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, family relations, boat, camping, adventure, ship, ocean, gang, family, friendship, youth, friends, family life, frame up, river, siblings relations, holiday, children, boy, sailboat, mother daughter relationship, girl, summer vacation, rivalry, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and touching films with plots about family, family relations, adventure, friends, youth, friendship and escapades mostly in Family, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Swallows and Amazons: Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001), The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003), Percy, Buffalo Bill and I (2005), The Challenge (2003), War of the Buttons (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Swallows and Amazons (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be ...
Style: humorous, sweet, sentimental, touching
Plot: life philosophy, adolescence, social relations, young heroes, scout, child's point of view, meet cute, journey, family relations, youth, camping, childhood ...
Time: 1930s
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Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, a widowed father and his son live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to sit on a piece of land that a local developer wants to buy. And when he won't take no for an answer, and ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: poacher, single father, father son relationship, family relations, parents and children, family life, social differences, contests and competitions, adventure, family, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, year 1955
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A family's adventure to save one of their own - their beloved pet duck.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, young heroes, adventure, heroes, rescue, family life, youth, pets, brother brother relationship, smuggling, kidnapping, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
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The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a storm washes a canoe bearing an infant boy ashore upon a small South Pacific island, he is at first well-received as a gift from the heavens, even to the point of the tribal chief adopting him as a successor. However, with time as hardships ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, friendship, tragic love, young heroes, starting over, adventure, adoption, family life, escapades, heroes, orphan, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ulf think this is going to be an ordinary summer. Going to his grand parents and swim in the lake and tease his brother. But that's not the case, because this summer he will fall in love with Pia.
Style: sentimental, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's "Christmas time" at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa because he's been a bad doggie, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American Indian called the ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, village, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, fall in love, friendship, disorder, social relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth ...
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Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Skippers of the Cameleon (2003)
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Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, rescue, daring rescue, family relations, friend, ocean, island, friends ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An all-new Disney holiday classic is born - Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Starring a brand-new litter of the cutest talking pups ever - Hope, Jingle, Charity, and Noble - it's perfect for the whole family. When Mrs. Claus travels to Pineville, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Children of Noisy Village (Swedish: Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn) is a 1986 film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on books by Astrid Lindgren. The movie starred Anna Sahlin and premiered in December 6, 1986 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK, France, Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blue Fin (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sincere, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
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Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: family outing
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Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danish brilliant pre-teen student Nis uses his summer holiday to learn Latin so he can properly study the Knights Templar inheritance on Bjornholm island from sources. His friends Mathias, a dumb jock, and Kathrine, who only comes to spend time wear ...
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Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
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Time: middle ages, contemporary, 21st century
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