Movies like The Girl with Brains in Her Feet

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The Girl with Brains in Her Feet (1997)
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The Girl with Brains in Her Feet (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 13 year old talented athlete struggles to come to terms with the traumas of life as she prepares for a very important athletics event.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, humorous, serious, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school sports, school, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children, best friends, teenage life, ambition, single parent, contests and competitions, introspection, coming of age, innocence lost, bittersweet, hopes, athlete's life, adolescence vs adulthood, power relations, sex, teenager, drugs, running, grownups, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and humorous films with plots about youth, family relations, hopes, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like The Girl with Brains in Her Feet: Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), Anita and Me (2002), Goodbye, Franklin High (1978), Foreign Letters (2012), Jo's Boy (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. St├ęphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, parents and children, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, hopes, family problems, society, youth, teenage life, family relations, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
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The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: youth, adoption, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, obsessive quest, hopes, self discovery, family problems, family in crisis, on the road, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, canada
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Anita and Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Plot: youth, culture clash, family relations, friendship, racism, family problems, hopes, best friends, teenage life, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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89%
Goodbye, Franklin High (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Comic melodrama following the day-to-day life of high school senior Will, a promising but naive athlete struggling with choices that could determine his future, romance and family difficulties.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, baseball, coming of age, graduation, teen angst, performer's life, friends, couples, sport team, power relations, athlete's life, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia
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Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, teenage life, fish out of water, culture clash, hopes, youth, society, social relations, family life, immigrants ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
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Jo's Boy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Grandson of a legendary rugby player, son of a legendary rugby player, and he himself a legendary rugby player, Jo Canavero raises his only son, Tom, in a small village in the Tarn region. To the great displeasure of Jo, thirteen-year-old Tom is as ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rugby, follow your dream, ambition, parent child relationship, family relations, parents and children, sport, hopes, youth, single parent, small town, father son relationship ...
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, love and romance, introspection, youth, single parent, coming of age, friendship ...
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71%
Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Plot: soccer, hopes, ambition, rivalry, youth, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children, soccer fan, football ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: ireland, belfast, brazil, northern ireland, mexico
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70%
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The Race (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Ireland, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of an 11-year-old girl from a poor rural community who dreams of becoming a racing driver.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, against the odds, follow your dream, young heroes, rebellion, against the rules, family relations, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage life, couple relations, teenage girl, coming of age, married man, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, couples, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
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Man in the Chair (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring young filmmaker's encounter with a grumpy fount of movie lore.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, obsessive quest, friendship, aging, lifestyle, youth, society, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, filmmaking, hollywood ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, Netherlands, France, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Delia, a young Romanian girl, comes to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she has won in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company. The prize is a beautiful new car. All Delia has to do now is appear in front of the camera in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: youth, hopes, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, moral dilemma, teenage life, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, small town, makeover ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: youth, uncle nephew relationship, family life, siblings relations, family relations, male nudity, eccentric family, teenage life, coming of age, drugs, drug addiction, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: dog, youth, against the odds, friendship, contests and competitions, hopes, family relations, coming of age, animal training, teenage boy, parents and children, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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The Dream Kids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: JB suffers from a heart malformation .He falsifies his medical file ,so that he can enter a top athlete training center.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, friendship, sport, teenage life, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, youth, social relations, lifestyle, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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Frankie & Hazel (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Actress JoBeth Williams directed this Showtime family feature starring The Sixth Sense's Mischa Barton for Barbra Streisand's Barwood Films. Barton is Frankie and Ingrid Uribe is Hazel, Frankie's neighbor and best friend. Frankie is ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, youth, ballet, baseball, small town, follow your dream, ambition, family relations, feminism, hopes, dancer's life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Our Winning Season (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Scott Jacoby) fools around with his buddy (Dennis Quaid), until a Vietnam War tragedy makes him grow up.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Plot: track and field, hopes, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, best friends, human nature, underdog, coming of age, sport, ambition, youth, vietnam war ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl (Jade Pettyjohn) struggles to maintain her school grades while competing as a gymnast.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: youth, sport, gymnastics, athlete's life, ambition, teenage life, hopes, best friends, teachers and students, school, child, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, ambition, athlete's life, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, lifestyle, family life, sport, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, france
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54%
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The Circuit (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Al Shines, former king of the US race car track circuit, has a hard time starting his own team, once he's fired by his sponsor Robin Cates. Robin hired Al's immature daughter Kylie Shines instead. She resents Al's inevitable ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children, youth, athlete's life, love, teenager, strong female presence, coming of age, ambition ...
Time: 21st century
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53%
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, friendship, teenage life, idealism, society, snitch, teachers and students, high school, parents and children, rebelliousness, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: american football, sport, small town, teenage life, ambition, athlete's life, friendship, sport team, hopes, youth, love and romance, human nature ...
Place: usa, montana
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52%
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Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crazy father old before his time, a tyrannical, sick mother, a sister who disappeared four years ago and me, Erell, who films everything, all the time... A fine family portrait. I live in the same town I've always lived in. You're born ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: youth, parents and children, teenage life, family life, coming of age, bittersweet, unfulfillment, illness, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Sticks & Stones (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: For three high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: family relations, youth, bully, outcast, bullying, humiliation, friends, power relations, disorder, sport team, misfit, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Man from Left Field (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After taking a job managing a little league team, a homeless man inspires the kids to reach for it all and they inspire him to reclaim his life.
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: baseball, youth, athlete's life, sport, follow your dream, single parent, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, underdog, athlete and trainer, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: baseball, youth, sport team, rivalry, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, lifestyle, obsessive quest, athlete's life, partners, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york yankees, new york, florida
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48%
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Alex in Wonder (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A girl in the 1970s dreams of becoming a ballerina while struggling with the divorce of her kooky parents.
Style: sincere, light, humorous, entertaining, twisted ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, sex, teenage life, sexual relations, love and romance, parents and children, teenage love, artists and showbiz, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, teen angst, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, scenic, realistic
Plot: golf, youth, ambition, prodigy, athlete's life, lifestyle, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, social differences, single parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hockey Night (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a young girl wants to join her high school's hockey team as goalie, she meets with resistence, but also gets support, especially from the star forward of the team.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ice hockey, friends, social relations, family relations, power relations, gender bending, small town, small town life, teenage life, fall in love, youth, sport ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
You'll Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Leo is 10 and wise beyond his years. A solitary dreamer who seeks refuge in books. When the carefree 20-year-old Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two becomes best friends, helping each other ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: youth, coming of age, adult child friendship, family relations, parents and children, friends, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, father son relationship, nanny, abused child, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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48%