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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, redheaded woman, male objectification, countryside, neighbor ...
Time: 60s
Place: wyoming, tokyo, hawaii

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Most similar movies to Spencer's Mountain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, realistic and feel good films with plots about family relations, family life, parents and children, family, family problems, dysfunctional family and youth mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Spencer's Mountain: Kingdom Come (2001), The Red Pony (1973), Saint Maybe (1998), Flicka (2006), Yours, Mine and Ours (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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, family in crisis, parents and children, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
 6.6
 210
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, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, friends, animal life, pets, family problems, parents and children, youth, family relations, boy, father son relationship, family, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.1
 377
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: church, family relations, redemption, tragedy, death in the family, family problems, family life, couples, adoption, bittersweet, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 7K
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, cowboy, family relations, family, family life, self discovery, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, farm, siblings relations, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens
Plot: children, family life, adoption, sisters, siblings relations, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, single parent, childhood, doctors, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, sick child, cancer, family drama, moral dilemma, parenthood, childhood, child illness, lawyer, sisters, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 378
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 ⇓
57%
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%
We Are Family (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Maya is the perfect mother. Her life revolves around her three childerens, Aleya ( Aachal Munjal ), Ankush ( Nominath Ginsberg ), and Anjali ( Diya Sonecha ). Who thinks nothing much then the world of her. Despite being divorced from her husband, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, family life, family problems, family relations, rivalry, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family drama, ego clash, strong female presence, stepmother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, love and romance, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love, parents and children, single parent, disability, couples, family life, family problems, family in crisis, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dealing with death, pets, animal life, cat, veterinarian, family, family life, afterlife, adventure, terminal illness, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 541
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, girl, adventure, young heroes, escapades, hopes, family, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, family relations, golden years, family gatherings, adult virgin, love and romance, youth, friends, countryside, small town life, eccentric family ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
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Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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: sentimental, touching, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, newlyweds, lifestyle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, parents and children, family life, family problems, hopes, couple relations, siblings relations, estrangement, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: middle east, new jersey, beirut lebanon, utah, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, against the odds, family business, couples, survival, couple relations, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, hopes, down on your luck, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, family relations, mental illness, family life, family problems, human nature, misfit, unfulfillment, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, death, family gatherings, siblings relations, family in crisis, romance, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 208
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, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, parents and children, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 477
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: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family life, self discovery, parents and children, teenage love, youth, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family in crisis, unfulfillment, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 27K
On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, 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, reconciliation, alienation, lake, aging, bittersweet, old age, couple relations, resentment, human nature, golden years ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, crumbling marriage, family gatherings, young heroes, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, small town life, family problems, mischievous children, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, family life, parents and children, crimes, police detective, family problems, mother son reunion, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, parents and children, family problems, eccentric family, family life, human nature, family gatherings, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 7K
Summer Hours (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.
Style: sincere, sentimental, enigmatic, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: family, inheritance, family problems, family gatherings, art, parents and children, uncover truth, family relations, family reunited, summer, irreverent, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
 6.4
 262
Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family life, social relations, society, couple relations, couples, small town, pregnancy, babies and infants, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two brothers' lives are changed forever when they hit the road to a snowbound Alaskan village. Brother Ray and Pete had been feuding for years. So, when their ailing father asks them to drive a semitruck full of gifts and supplies from ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pregnancy, christmas, family gatherings, village life, parents and children, family, rebelliousness, generosity, siblings relations, village, family life, social relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 6K
Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, human becomes animal, talking dog, family relations, family life, dog, dog movie, getting home, starting over, afterlife, friends, hopes ...
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%