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, girl, governess, adventure, youth, family, friends, disability, family life, human spirit, hopes, nanny, optimism, escapades, young heroes, children, guardian, goat, grandfather granddaughter relationship, child's point of view, friends who live together
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and serious films with plots about family relations, family, youth, friendship, friends, family life and orphan mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Heidi: Pollyanna (2003), Little Big Girl (2002), The Secret Garden (1987), An American Girl Adventure (2005), The Secret Garden (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heidi (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 193 min.
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: semi serious, emotional, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, friendship, orphan, rich and poor, adventure, parents and children, mischievous children, family, siblings relations, escapades, friends, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps, germany
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95%
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 900
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, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, hopes, young heroes, friends, small town life, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, hopes, friendship, friends, human nature, destiny, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, girl, search ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, light, sentimental, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncle, garden, mansion, family problems, little girl, family life, mischievous children, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, rescue, hopes, best friends, animal life, family life, parents and children, young heroes, coming of age, family relations, horse ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Secret Garden (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
Story: TV miniseries adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Style: serious, feel good, touching, uplifting, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: estate, orphan, family relations, friendship, family, mysterious character, young heroes, master and servant, social relations, power relations, friends, youth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, small town, hopes, miraculous event, parents and children, human spirit, pets, animal life, young heroes, magic, dog, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
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, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, family relations, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, social differences ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, disorder, pets, animal life, family life, child as adult, youth, adoption, misfit, child in peril, friends, school ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, animal life, friendship, youth, dolphins, race against time, danger, human spirit, family relations, friends, family, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: desert, horse, friendship, human animal relationship, survival, young heroes, rescue, adventure, mischievous children, family relations, wilderness, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, feel good, touching
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, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family relations, village, youth, escapades, family life, orphan, power relations, mischievous children, village life, family, isolation ...
Place: switzerland, alps, europe, swiss alps, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, trap, summer, dolphins, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, family life, nursing, pets, wounded animal, orphan, coming of age, farm, rabbit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: sincere, feel good, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, seal, couples, family relations, adoption, youth, parents and children, family life, love, grief ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, family relations, parents and children, village life, youth, sport team, village, friends, ice hockey, self confidence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, serious, realistic, feel good, uplifting
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, follow your dream, against the odds, ambition, youth, family relations, family in crisis, family problems, orphan, hopes, dancing, talent ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 967
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, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: shopping mall, family, fish out of water, family life, family relations, holiday, disorder, young heroes, hopes, misfit, youth, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Storm Rider (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spoiled 18-yr-old Dani Fielding's world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud, and she has to leave her upscale life in the city to stay with her gruff Uncle Sam out in the country. As Dani and her uncle ...
Style: touching, realistic, light, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, farm, youth, friends, coming of age, life turned upside down, orphan, self discovery, horse, friendship, couples, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: coming of age, countryside, family relations, friendship, orphan, friends, youth, animal life, family, parents and children, adventure, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, family life, youth, school, family, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, teacher student relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, family relations, old west, teenage life, family life, animal life, wilderness, child in peril, graphic violence, adventure, family, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, friendship, hopes, family, siblings relations, teenage life, animal life, family life, youth, coming of age, farm, friends ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, tear jerker ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: family relations, family, countryside, nanny, friendship, family life, social differences, ambition, parents and children, performer's life, contests and competitions, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, feel good, touching, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: unemployment, family relations, family gatherings, family problems, family life, bittersweet, friendship, friends, snobbism, family, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Family, Drama
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, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, countryside, railway station, adventure, family, human spirit, friendship, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, victorian, 1900s, 19th century, 1800s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, good versus evil, wilderness, youth, friends, family relations, friendship, coming of age, romance, dealing with death, hopes, family life ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: atmospheric, feel good, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, imaginary kingdom, save the day, obsessive quest, young heroes, youth, destiny, escapades, estate, child's point of view, secret ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: pony, escapades, friends, fighting the system, child as adult, animal life, rebelliousness, danger, anti hero, youth, daring rescue, young heroes ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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