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Spencer's Mountain (1963)
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Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he and Clay get into a bit of trouble. If he has one dream in life it's to build his wife Olivia a beautiful house on a piece of land he inherited on Spender's mountain. When his eldest son, Clayboy, graduates at the top of his high school class and has the opportunity to go to college, Clay has only one option left to him.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, talky, intense, realistic, semi serious, harsh ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family life, family problems, couples, family gatherings, americana, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, eccentric family, large family, college, fishing, sister sister relationship, marriage, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, funeral, redheaded woman, male objectification, countryside ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, hawaii, wyoming

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Most similar movies to Spencer's Mountain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and feel good films with plots about family relations, family life, parents and children, family, youth, couples and family problems mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Spencer's Mountain: The Waltons (1972), The Red Pony (1973), Follow The Stars Home (2001), Yours, Mine and Ours (1968), Kingdom Come (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Waltons (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere
Plot: large family, family relations, americana, great depression, fighting illness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, aging, wedding, mountain, desire, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa
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100%
 6.5
 249
The Red Pony (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, friends, youth, pets, parents and children, family relations, family problems, boy, father son relationship, pony, animal life, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Follow The Stars Home (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love, single parent, couples, babies and infants, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, family problems, disability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family?
Style: sentimental, light, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens
Plot: children, doctors, family life, adoption, sisters, siblings relations, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, single parent, childhood, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, light, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, death, african american, life & death, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: emotional, feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: church, family relations, redemption, tragedy, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, babies and infants, youth, hopes, orphan ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, heartbreaking, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, sick child, mother daughter relationship, cancer, moral dilemma, parenthood, family life, life is a bitch, childhood, family relations, lawyer, sisters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 455
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
23%
 4.8
 210
Mr. Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, road not taken, obnoxious boss, ghost, hopes, family relations, disorder, redemption, miraculous event, family life, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 619
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 ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, family relations, mountain, friendship, governess, youth, nanny, adventure, young heroes, family, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
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On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly, alienation, reconciliation, lake, aging, bittersweet, old age, golden years, family gatherings, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
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Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pain, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, family life, terrorism, hopes, single parent, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: middle east, new jersey, beirut lebanon, utah, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Flicka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, road movie, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, cowboy, family relations, family, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family life, self discovery, farm, animal life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
22%
A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, feel good, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, family relations, christmas, small town life, family gatherings, countryside, adult virgin, eccentric family, family life, friends, buddies ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, family problems, couples, solace, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, couples, against the odds, family business, couple relations, survival, life is a bitch, family problems, down on your luck, family in crisis, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, parents and children, self discovery, family life, youth, unfulfillment, gender, single parent, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 254
Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, hopes, redemption, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: cat, pets, dealing with death, afterlife, veterinarian, family, adventure, family life, terminal illness, animal life, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946 wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father, is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family life, custody, eccentric family, small town, small town life, parents and children, family gatherings, family problems, single parent ...
Time: 70s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Evening Star (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty ...
Style: touching, talky, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, death, family gatherings, couples, family problems, human nature, teenage life, parents and children, family in crisis, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, hound dog, animal life, mountain, friends ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Uncle Nino (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, family life, family gatherings, optimism, couples, parents and children, fish out of water, society, uncle, family reunited, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 ⇓
20%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, parents and children, eccentric family, family problems, family gatherings, family life, human nature, love and romance, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sad, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, friendship, family, family relations, couple relations, marriage, parenthood, journalist, couples, family life, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 138
All You Need (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, social decay, family problems, society, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, family gatherings, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%