Movies like Heidi 1968

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Heidi (1968)
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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 the alm. He at first resents Heidi's arrival, but the girl manages to penetrate his harsh exterior and subsequently has a delightful stay with him and her best friend, young Peter the goat-herd.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, family relations, orphan, friendship, governess, adventure, youth, family, friends, disability, family life, human spirit, hopes, nanny, optimism, escapades, young heroes, children, girl, guardian, goat, grandfather granddaughter relationship, child's point of view, friends who live together
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, youth, family, friends, friendship, family life and hopes mostly in Family, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Heidi: Pollyanna (2003), An American Girl Holiday (2004), Ballet Shoes (2007), Little Big Girl (2002), An American Girl Adventure (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: touching, uplifting, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, small town, young heroes, hopes, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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100%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, fairy tale, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: rich and poor, family relations, friendship, young heroes, orphan, uncle niece relationship, teenage life, master and servant, family, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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100%
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Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, feel good, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ballet, orphan, family problems, ambition, follow your dream, against the odds, youth, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, dancing, family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
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100%
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Heidi (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 193 min.
TV show
Story: After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.
Style: feel good, emotional, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, orphan, family relations, rich and poor, family life, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, custody, mountain, hopes, mischievous children ...
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps, germany
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Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Scotland 1865, An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, anthology
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, dealing with death, pets, family relations, animal life, friends, friendship, adoption, countryside, cemetery, loyalty, pneumonia ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
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100%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, hopes, friends, destiny, human nature, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, girl, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
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58%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, parents and children, family life, animal life, adventure, young heroes, colonial america, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
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56%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, light, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, garden, family relations, little girl, uncle, mansion, family problems, family life, mischievous children, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, small town, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, animal life, human spirit, pets, young heroes, magic, dog, retirement home ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Secret Garden (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: TV miniseries adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, estate, friendship, spoiled brat, society, youth, family, master and servant, mysterious character, misfit, young heroes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child in peril, friends, disorder, animal life, getting home, young heroes, youth, family, pets, adventure, best friends ...
Time: 60s
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53%
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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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, village, youth, escapades, family life, misfit, mischievous children, orphan, family, village life ...
Place: alps, switzerland, europe, swiss alps, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family of children decide not to tell anyone their father has died, and to live on their own in the backwoods of rural North Carolina. If the state finds out they are on their own, they will be split up and sent to live in foster homes.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, human spirit, friendship, family life, siblings relations, wilderness, dealing with death, youth, coming of age, romance, hopes, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, pets, family life, nursing, coming of age, orphan, farm, rabbit, family, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
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52%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dolphins, veterinarian, animal life, rescue, friendship, family, youth, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: friends, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family, youth, strong female character, children, hopes, bullying, soccer, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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52%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, family relations, parents and children, village life, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, youth, sport team, friends, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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51%
A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, couples, family relations, parents and children, adoption, family life, youth, human animal relationship, rescue, grief ...
Place: ireland, europe
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51%
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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: captivating, entertaining, light, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: hopes, family, family relations, friends, magical object, desire, little boy, friendship, adventure, escapades, rivalry, wish fulfillment ...
Place: china, asia
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Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, friendship, young heroes, hopes, human spirit, animal life, trap, summer, destiny, mother son relationship, heroes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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49%
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, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: shopping mall, fish out of water, family life, family relations, family, holiday, disorder, friends, hopes, youth, young heroes, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: countryside, friendship, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, contests and competitions, youth, family, adventure, orphan, animal life, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family gatherings, wish come true, friendship, family problems, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Walking Thunder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1850's, a young boy and his family on their way West become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, old west, coming of age, graphic violence, mountain, child in peril, animal life, parents and children, wilderness, family life, teenage life, forces of nature ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, family life, family, school, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, affectionate ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, countryside, adventure, family, child's point of view, human spirit, friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 70s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, black horse, desert, girl horse relationship, friendship, human animal relationship, rescue, survival, young heroes, mischievous children, orphan, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, animal life, friends, farm, hopes, youth, coming of age, family, teenage life, family life, siblings relations ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Back to the Secret Garden (2000)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, obsessive quest, young heroes, save the day, escapades, youth, destiny, imaginary kingdom, estate, child's point of view, secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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47%
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Karla & Jonas (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Karla met Jonas during a summer vacation at the lake. After being unable to stop thinking about him and their kiss she phones him, making up a school assignment about children living in an orphanage, which is precisely where Jonas lives.
Style: sentimental, feel good, light, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, teenage love, youth, teenage life, orphan, coming of age, family relations, on the road, track down, obsessive quest, love and romance, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%