Movies like The Beniker Gang

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The Beniker Gang (1984)
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The Beniker Gang (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When his younger friends go up for adoption, threatening their extended family, an orphaned teen helps them discourage potential parents.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, adoption, adventure, gang, family, youth, captivity, family life, journalism, teenage life, on the run, siblings relations, teenager, school, children, teacher, escape, party, halloween, journalist, house, boy, judge, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, new jersey, missouri

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Most similar movies to The Beniker Gang

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, youth, family life, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children and family mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Beniker Gang: Perfect Sport (2008), The Lost & Found Family (2009), A Storm in Summer (2000), Rent-a-Kid (1995), Tex (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Perfect Sport (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee Bishop is forced to grow up quickly when his mother leaves for Iraq and his younger sister joins him on the varsity wrestling squad.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, ambition, teenage life, youth, family relations, family life, sport, wrestler, wrestling, obsession, betrayal, steroids ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: christian film, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family problems, introspection, society, youth, orphan, family relations, religions or cults, redemption, parents and children, self discovery, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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79%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, interracial relations, friendship, odd couple, society, golden years, family life, charity, youth, family relations, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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74%
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Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, touching, light, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, children, dog, orphan, family, siblings relations, mischievous children, disorder, nothing goes right, family relations, farce, parenthood ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Tex (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, disturbing, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, teenager, disney, brother brother relationship, friendship, family, small town, bittersweet, high school, girl horse relationship, teen angst, troubled teen ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Zelly and Me (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young orphan who lives with her grandmother in a large Virginian home infatuates herself with the voices of Joan d'Arc. Her French nanny seeks out the help of a rich suitor to take her and the orphan away when she realizes that the ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, twists and turns ...
Plot: nanny, betrayal, orphan, coming of age, family relations, youth, mentally challenged, domestic disturbance, society, young heroes, twins, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: virginia, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, child's point of view, summer camp, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, family, on the road, children, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A college student must take care of her 7-year-old half sister after the death of their parents.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, stepsister stepsister relationship, life turned upside down, family, disorder, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, sisters, sister sister relationship, half sister ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage love, teenage life, society, family, romance, love and romance, family life, working class, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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61%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friends, youth, couple relations, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, teenage love, self discovery, romance, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: lifetime, legal action, family relations, terminal illness, adoption, orphan, youth, domestic disturbance, rivalry, gays and lesbians, single parent, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Black Irish (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole vies to make the state baseball ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, baseball, family relations, confession, parents and children, family life, teenage life, youth, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Abel's Field (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) is a high school senior with an especially full plate. Not only must he navigate the usual social and academic pitfalls of high school, but he has to contend with his young twin sisters, serving as de facto parent in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, christian film
Plot: absent father, orphan, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, school, fight, belief in god, responsibility, death of mother, christian, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, boy, teenage boy, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, coming of age, therapist, mother son relationship, little boy, skater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.
Style: semi serious, emotional, touching, feel good, cult film
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: disney, youth, aging, mountain lion, family relations, friends, animal life, adventurer, getting home, hopes, family, pets ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, emotional, unusual plot structure, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: muppets, mentor, redemption, stereotypes, interracial romance, vigilante, video game, vengeance, love, happy ending, fantasy world, disney ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: babies and infants, teenage pregnancy, life turned upside down, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human spirit, family in crisis, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
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Cowards (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young victim of bullying at school realizes that even the adult world is dominated by fear similar to his own. He pays a high price when he decides to fight back.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: coming of age, bully, family relations, high school, gang, teenage life, self discovery, kids in trouble, prank, survival, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, family life, human spirit, mentally challenged, hopes, single parent, siblings relations, family, child illness, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, youth, family relations, family life, school, family, brother sister relationship, bullying, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: youth, family relations, terminal illness, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, family in crisis, faith ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Immediate Family (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, intense, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, marriage, first contact, relationships, mentor, hospital, redemption, divorce, parenthood, fantasy world, fight scenes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sad, heartbreaking ...
Plot: coming of age, teenager, friendship, adoption, vengeance, childhood, family relations, loss of son, family problems, family in crisis, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Saving Sarah Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Sarah Cain, a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five Amish nieces and nephews. Rather than choose to move to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: amish, orphan, siblings, fish out of water, redemption, journalism, family life, family problems, betrayal, custody, culture clash, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, youth, friendship between girls, female bonding, woman, family relations, summer vacation, religious differences, religion, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, bad ending, bleak, visually appealing, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, high school, drugs, art teacher, age difference, multiple storylines, police investigation, adaptation, workplace, gang ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 3K
The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: sentimental, harsh, breathtaking, touching, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, orphanage, youth, adoption, russian, children, coming of age, friendship, adolescence, family relations, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 70s
Place: russia, tokyo, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Man, Woman and Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A California professor (Martin Sheen), his wife (Blythe Danner) and his daughters make room for his orphaned illegitimate French son (Sebastian Dungan).
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: youth, professor, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, orphan, couples, family relations, family life, college, love affair, soccer ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse trainer, friendship, self discovery, horse, ambition, adventure, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, youth, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: adoption, righting the wronged, custody, courtroom drama, rivalry, legal, single parent, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%