Movies and TV shows like A Little Princess 1986

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A Little Princess (1986)
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A Little Princess (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 163 min.
TV show
Story: Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army colonel, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her. But when her father dies, penniless, Sara becomes a skivvy in Miss Michin's school, befriended only by the scullery maid, Becky, her friends Ermengarde and Lottie, a little monkey, a lascar, and the mysterious man next door.
Plot: princess, christmas, children, school, monkey, teacher, friendship, doll, soldier, birthday, orphan, single father, maid, father daughter relationship, chambermaid, director, girl, imagination, boarding school, balloon, little girl, private school, letter, servant, friendship between girls ...
Time: victorian era
Place: england, india, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, serious and touching films and TV series with plots about family relations, friendship, girl, youth, school, children and orphan mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Little Princess: The Secret Garden (1993), Heidi (1993), The Worst Witch (2017), The Worst Witch (1998), Anne with an E (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: feel good, touching, serious, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, princess, little girl, orphan, imagination, servant, girls' boarding school, fantasy life, father daughter relationship, school, magic, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, victorian era, future
Place: india, new york, england, london, usa
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100%
The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, countryside, orphan, girl, friendship, little girl, garden, old mansion, sick child, family, magic, uncle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, yorkshire, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Heidi (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 193 min.
TV show
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, feel good, emotional
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, orphan, youth, aging, physical disability, friendship, family relations, hopes, mischievous children, young heroes, escapades, odd couple ...
Place: swiss alps, alps, switzerland, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Worst Witch (2017)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Join Mildred Hubble in CBBC's adaptation of The Worst Witch books, written by Jill Murphy.
Style: entertaining, humorous, feel good, light, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: witch, witchcraft, friendship, magic spell, magic, bully, magical power, teenager, school, girl, female friendship, teenage girl ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Worst Witch (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mildred Hubble is a young witch attending Cackles Academy. She's called the "Worst Witch" because she's always caught getting into trouble.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: witch, supernatural, friendship, girls' boarding school, teenager, witchcraft, boss, teachers and students, power relations, youth, curses spells and rituals, teenage life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: compassionate, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: orphan, friendship, child's point of view, small town, family relations, school, parents and children, children's home, coming of age, teenage life, adventure, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hetty Feather (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In Victorian London, feisty heroine Hetty Feather is trapped in the Foundling Hospital, the strict institution ruled over by the formidable Matron Bottomley. Aided by friends and thwarted by enemies, Hetty battles to win her freedom and finally find ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: bully, orphan, nursing, friendship, teenager, gang, brother sister relationship, youth gang, hospital, teenage gang, life, treatment ...
Time: victorian era
Place: london
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41%
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Lantern Hill (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the ...
Plot: disney, supernatural, island, school teacher, maid, countryside, porter, wind, cousin cousin relationship, child's point of view, summer, long lost father ...
Time: year 1935, 1930s
Place: nova scotia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, teaching the ways of the world, imagination, teenage love, coming of age, countryside, love and romance, young heroes, foster home, little girl, fall in love ...
Time: edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, 18th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Secret Garden (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: TV miniseries adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: estate, friendship, youth, neglected child, mysterious stranger, transformation, garden, winter, gardener, children, family relations, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Back Home (TV Movie) (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, young Rusty was sent to America for safety. It's now five years later and the spunky redhead returns to her native England. From the family she hardly remembers to snobby classmates and rule-filled boarding schools, Rusty ...
Plot: world war two, dancing, friendship, school, boy, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, little brother, male female friendship, post war, boarding school, grandmother ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Malory Towers (2020)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the adventures of Darrell Rivers as she leaves home for the first time to attend an all-girls’ boarding school. Set in post-war Britain on the sun-drenched cliffs of the Cornish coast, the series explores a nostalgic world of midnight ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: girls' school, girls' boarding school, teenage life, post war, boarding school, teenage girl, lifestyle change, teenager, adolescence, ancient, friendship, private school
Time: post world war two
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Anne of Avonlea (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
Story: Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She makes the acquaintance of a handsome, rich, bachelor, chases a cow, and wins (to her chagrin) a baking soda company's writing contest. She acts as ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beautiful scenery, coming of age, family, teachers and students, school, orphan, family relations, bittersweet, strong female presence, teacher, marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada, england, usa, chicago illinois, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Grange Hill (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Grange Hill is a British television drama series originally made by the BBC. The show began in 1978 on BBC1 and was one of the longest-running programmes on British television when it ended its run in 2008. It was created by Phil Redmond who is also ...
Audience: kids
Plot: high school, school, teacher, high school life, gay, girl, children, schoolboy, school teacher, student, teenager, teenage boy ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Anne of Avonlea (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Anne of Avonlea is a film made for television 4-part mini-series, developed in United Kingdom. It is based on Anne of Avonlea, the sequel to Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Plot: heroine, girl, family relations
Time: victorian era
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Northern Rescue (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of his wife, Sarah, John West, packs up his three children and moves from their hectic urban life to his small northern hometown to take command of the local search-and-rescue service. Once there, the family struggles with their new ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: family relations, single father, family life, family problems, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, family, relationship problems, dysfunctional family, single parent, life is a bitch, social problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Shiralee (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in Adelaide makes him face up to what she believes are his ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, father daughter relationship, single parent, family feud, family relations, society, family, job seeking, unemployment, on the road, parents and children, outback ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Anne of Green Gables (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 280 min.
TV show
Story: Anne of Green Gables is a made-for-television British mini-series directed by Joan Craft based upon the novel, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Plot: family relations, girl, childhood, children, death of child
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Our House (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Our House is an American television drama series that aired on NBC for two seasons from September 11, 1986 to May 8, 1988. The series centers on the Witherspoon family and the challenges they face adjusting to life with three generations living in ...
Style: sitcom, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: single mother, family relations, single parent, in-laws, youth, family, parents and children, family life, brother sister relationship, death of son, children, widow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
¡Vivan los niños! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: ¡Vivan los niños! is a Mexican telenovela for children that premiered in 2002. It ran for 155 episodes and finished in 2003. The opening, Vivan los niños, was recorded by the Latin pop group OV7. One of its closing themes, also entitled Vivan los ...
Style: captivating
Audience: pre-teens, kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: school, high school friend, parents and children, family relations, middle school, elementary school, school teacher, schoolgirl, teachers and students, teacher, friends, teacher student relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Tiny Angels (1995)
Genre: Musical, Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Chiquititas is a successful children's musical telenovela from Argentina. Created and produced by Cris Morena, starring her daughter Romina Yan, it aired on Telefé from 1995 until 2001. The series focuses about orphans living in a manor, ...
Plot: friendship between girls, female protagonist, orphan, latina, dancing, friendship, puppet, tomboy, blindness, child in peril, loneliness, child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Break in the Sun (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Break in the Sun is a British television serial made by the BBC in 1981. The series, written by Bernard Ashley, was considerably more gritty and controversial than standard BBC children's serial fare up until that time, dealing with a young ...
Plot: child protagonist, mother daughter relationship, seaside, runaway, stepfather, female protagonist, runaway child, amusement park, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, abusive stepfather, bed wetting, english
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: estate, youth, rich and poor, family relations, misfit, rise to the top, mischievous children, family, society, master and servant, power relations, social differences ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Best Friends (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Best Friends follows the life of a group of friends at their high school ‘Spangalis College’. Inside and outside of school exciting and challenging experiences take place. Growing up is never easy; every character has its own, unique story of ...
Style: light, captivating, feel good, humorous, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, teenage life, coming of age, family relations, society, love, school, everyday life, high school, high school friends, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Full House (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Full House is an American sitcom television series. Set in San Francisco, the show chronicles widowed father Danny Tanner, who, after the death of his wife Pam, enlists his best friend Joey Gladstone and his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis to help ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, family, single father, friends, friendship, single parent, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, precocious child, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
To Serve Them All My Days (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
TV show
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, clever, touching
Plot: world war two, boys' school, private school, preparatory school, shell shock, boarding school, teacher, public school, life is a bitch, youth, fighting the system, dedicated educator ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bridge to Terabithia (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school.
Audience: kids
Plot: first love, boy, youth, bereavement, school, drawing, male female relationship, crush, new student, forest, guilt, young girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak, gloomy
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, charles dickens, child abuse, child in peril, injustice, crimes, society, confined, coming of age, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Treasure Seekers (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Adaptation of the E. Nesbit novel set in turn of the century England. Widower and father of five, Richard Bastable has only days to save his family home and stave off financial ruin. While he is desperately hoping his latest invention - a ...
Plot: invention, female doctor, father son relationship, strong female character, youth, deputy sheriff, poetry, single father, brother sister relationship, newspaper editor, loan, manuscript ...
Time: future
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: charles dickens, victorian england, love, betrayal, inheritance, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, dishonesty, social differences, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%