Movies like Opal Dream

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Opal Dream (2006)
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Opal Dream (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pobby & Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne, the 9 year-old daughter of an opal miner. The film tells the story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby & Dingan, Kellyanne's imaginary friends, and the impact this has on her family and the whole town. The story is told through the eyes of Kellyanne's 11 years old brother Ashmol.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sad
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, family relations, self discovery, culture clash, siblings relations, imaginary character, hopes, best friends, single parent, mischievous children, introspection, small town, husband wife relationship, youth, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, imagination, brother sister relationship, male female relationship, fired from the job, miner, social justice, family, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Opal Dream

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about youth, family relations, family, friendship, friends, parents and children and hopes mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Opal Dream: Pollyanna (2003), Where the Red Fern Grows (2003), Booky & the Secret Santa (2007), Saving Shiloh (2006), Smitty (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, small town life, young heroes, countryside, small town, friends, change of heart, orphan, hopes, family ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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100%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, friendship, friendship between boys, teenage life, self discovery, mischievous children, family relations, parents and children, best friends, young heroes, family, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, gothic, sad
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: hound dog, friendship, adventure, follow your dream, dog, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, wilderness, american history, youth, animals ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: youth, friendship, family relations, family life, school, family, brother sister relationship, bullying, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, youth, family relations, unemployment, family life, parents and children, family, hopes, bittersweet, family problems, wish come true, family gatherings ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, youth, mischievous children, friendship, rescue, pets, best friends, family life, animal actor, small town, boy and dog, childhood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, friendship, family, pets, family relations, single parent, coming of age, farm, dog, teaching the ways of the world, redemption, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Winky's Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Than everything will work out alright. Or will it?
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, shopping mall, horse, holiday, family life, fish out of water, family, family relations, hopes, youth, young heroes, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, youth, haunted by the past, family relations, family life, friendship, mysterious character, parents and children, coming of age, holiday, family, christmas movie
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: depressing, emotional, sad, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, youth, great depression, childhood, animals, countryside, friendship, coming of age, family relations, pets, parents and children, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, horse riding, colonial america, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, adventure, young heroes, animal life, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, family, pets, youth, animals, destiny, greed, hopes, friendship, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: boy scout, disney, youth, small town, childhood, world war two, rescue, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, siblings relations, small town life ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 487
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, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, youth, family relations, getting home, young heroes, family, pets, adventure, best friends, misfit, mischievous children, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, animals, seal the animal, childhood, friendship, orphan, youth, family, small town, magic, runaway, stereotypes ...
Time: year 1962, 90s, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 103
Moving Out (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Coming-of-age story about an Italian-Australian teenager making his way in the world.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, suburbs, society, youth, misfit, life turned upside down, culture clash, teenage life, trespassing, moving ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After young Marty Peterson rescued Shiloh from his abusive owner, Judd Travers, he thought his troubles were over. But when Judd starts threatening to take "his" dog back, Marty is afraid of losing the best friend he's ever had. Even ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, youth, rescue, childhood, family relations, redemption, animal actor, boy and dog, family, odd couple, pets, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: horse, youth, countryside, family relations, friendship, ranch, grandparent grandchild relationship, sibling relationship, friends, animal life, farm, hopes ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Californian widower Joel Wallace, a successful businessman, is a great catch in a grand mansion, but absorbed by his work. His daughter Felice writes to a TV Christmas special, hoping for a 'new mammy'.
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, nanny, family relations, single parent, hopes, family life, romance, fall in love, wish come true, tv show, parents and children, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, youth, odd couple, adventure, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, rescue, pets, mischievous children, fish out of water, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Wide Awake (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A feel-good comedy about the laughter, excitement and fun that come with being a kid! Joshua is a thoughtful 10-year-old looking for some simple answers to life's eternal questions. The problem is that no one - including his concerned parents ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, emotional, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, school, self discovery, boys' school, religion, existentialism, life philosophy, death in the family, society, teenage life, human spirit, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 720
Snowmen (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: youth, friendship, human spirit, elementary school, ambition, desire for fame, terminal illness, family, against the odds, social relations, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Christmas Angel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, kids
Plot: youth, single parent, christmas, wish come true, holiday, family, family relations, parents and children, friendship, friends, christmas eve, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.9
 165K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, touching, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: bullying, school, child, friendship, middle school, family, father son relationship, happy ending, family relations, deformity, hospital, fight ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 216
Mr. Christmas (2004)
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: christmas, youth, family, road not taken, obnoxious boss, ghost, hopes, family relations, disorder, parents and children, miraculous event, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 2K
Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: wilderness, boy, friendship, coming of age, family, best friend, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, youth, father daughter relationship, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Isabelle is an inspired dancer, but when her sister and a classmate make her doubt herself, she's motivated by a ballerina to find her own way to shine. Stars Erin Pitt & Grace Davidson.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, follow your dream, friendship, dance school, youth, family, family relations, dancing, child, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, child prodigy, hopes, teachers and students, teacher, african american, self esteem, elementary school, culture clash, unlikely friendships, prejudice, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 8K
Flicka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
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, talky, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: horse, family, animals, family relations, hopes, love and romance, family life, self discovery, parents and children, farm, animal life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tsatsiki, Mum and the Policeman (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Little Tsatsiki, son of a single mother in Sweden, has never met his father, a Greek fisherman. Tsatsiki befriends a nice but straight-laced motorcycle policeman renting one of their rooms and decices he is the right guy for his mother, an amateur ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: empire, family relations, children, boy, elementary school, obsession, coming of age, single parent, youth, suburbs, fall in love, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%