Movies like The Dust Factory

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The Dust Factory (2004)
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The Dust Factory (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ryan is a teenager who lacks the ability to speak. One day, Ryan falls off a bridge and he finds himself transported to a strange fantasy world where he encounters his Grandpa Randolph (Armin Mueller-Stahl) and a pretty girl named Melanie (Hayden Panettiere); together, Ryan and Melanie learn to help one another with their problems, and they both discover the wisdom they can gain from elders like Grandpa Randolph.
Style: touching, semi serious
Plot: afterlife, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, young heroes, introspection, youth, supernatural, misfit, destiny, hopes, road not taken, adolescence vs adulthood, grandparent grandchild relationship, wish come true, factory, accident, family, heroes, friends, cliche, imaginary kingdom, mute or deaf, getting home, imaginary ...

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Most similar movies to The Dust Factory

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, feel good, touching and humorous films with plots about family, family relations, youth, friends, hopes, friendship and imaginary mostly in Family, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Dust Factory: The Littlest Angel (1969), Toothless (1997), Mo (2007), Heaven Sent (1994), The Christmas Clause (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Littlest Angel (1969)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell. Michael, a shepherd boy living in Biblical times, finds himself transported to Heaven on his eighth birthday. Michael doesn't fully understand where he is, or why he's there. A guardian angel ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, feel good, touching
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: show tunes, family relations, religions or cults, disorder, animal life, death in the family, custody, miraculous event, imaginary, heroes, misfit, family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Toothless (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
TV show
Story: A female dentist is cast into limbo after her death in an accident and is given the assignment to act as the Tooth Fairy as her action to be admitted into heaven.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, dentist, supernatural, hopes, friendship, family life, romance, young heroes, family, youth, heroes, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Mo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Every kid wants to be cool and fit in - life's a blast even when you're different. When Mo's reflection is revealed, he sees a body that doesn't quite resemble any of his peers. Here, he tells the tale of his youth, growing up on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenage life, youth, social misfits, society, parents and children, physical appearance, hopes, optimism, family problems, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.5
 227
Heaven Sent (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eddie, a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days to clean up his life with the help of a beginner angel - and ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, parents and children, destiny, redemption, family life, reincarnation, profanity, starting over, family relations, misfit ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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: friendship, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, starting over, best friends, young heroes, youth, family, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Christmas Clause (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.
Style: light, humorous, sincere, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, road not taken, family, hopes, unfulfillment, starting over, dull life, christmas, destiny, escapades, happy ending, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: society, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, introspection, teenage life, self discovery, orphan, hopes, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Prancer Returns (2001)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This holiday-themed children's film offers a unique take on the legend of Santa Claus and his tiny reindeer. In this movie, a young boy finds a deer in the forest he is sure is Santa's beloved Prancer. Determined to return the creature to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reindeer, santa claus, christmas, child's point of view, mischievous children, young heroes, mistaken identity, child as adult, fish out of water, danger, youth, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, young heroes, adventure, odd couple, friendship, against the odds, disorder, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, youth, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Miracle (2000)
Genre: Family, Musical, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: What do you do if you're twelve years old, your mum is a neurotic babbler, your best friend is hitting on the girl you love, and you're the only guy in your class who doesn't yet sport pubes ...? For Dennis P. there's only one ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, youth, mischievous children, teenage life, wish come true, young heroes, best friends, hopes, family, parents and children, child as adult, magic ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Last Day of Summer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke Malloy is freaking out. He doesn't want tomorrow to come because tomorrow means starting Middle School...saying goodbye to summer break and hello to homework. And even worse, hello to getting picked on by Meat, the terrible torturer of new ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: summer, time loop, skateboarding, boy, introspection, friends, hopes, teenage life, youth, young heroes, disorder, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.8
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Avalon High (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Disney Channel's production of Julie Sherman Wolfe's screenplay adaptation of the popular novel Avalon High by Meg Cabot. Elaine "Ellie" Harrison has just moved from Minnesota to Annapolis, Maryland while her parents take a year ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, feel good, entertaining, serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, young heroes, friendship, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, friends, rivalry, king arthur, teenage love, prophecy ...
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, dog, talking dog, human becomes animal, dog movie, human becoming an animal, family relations, family life, getting home, afterlife, starting over, family ...
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, family, toys, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, toy soldier, parallel world, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A terminally-ill boy's life is saved when his deceased 400-year-old friend, "Mr. Rice", leads him on a treasure hunt to find a magical "Potion of Life".
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, family, coming of age, hopes, friends, human spirit, treasure hunt, grave, terminal illness, magic, back from the dead ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Good Witch's Wonder (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cassie Nightingale (Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon's (Knight) wedding to Tara (Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Disher), the newly elected mayor ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, uncover truth, friendship, family, family relations, small town, small town life, imaginary, social relations, friends, party, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, family relations, disorder, small town life, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 5K
Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, family relations, friendship, reindeer, farm, barn, family, heroes, youth, mischievous children ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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16 Wishes (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story about Abby Jensen, a girl who's been eager to reach her 16th birthday and has kept a secret wish list since she was a little girl. When the Big Day actually arrives, utter disaster strikes, leaving Abby to think her birthday is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good, light
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, wish come true, 16 year old, teenage life, youth, best friends, imaginary, high school, friends in love, magic, fairy, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary, childhood, loss of friend, escape from reality, teenage boy, magical, classmate, friends, imagination, loneliness, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Now You See It... (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While producing a reality TV show, a teenager meets a magician whose powers are real but put him in danger.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, captivating
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: friendship, wizards and magicians, secret, magic, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, love and romance, teenage life, card trick, reality, television ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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What If... (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: fish out of water, angel, family relations, family, spirituality, family life, disorder, lifestyle, miraculous event, introspection, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Canterville Ghost (1996)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a teenaged girl moves to England, with her brothers and parents into the ancient Canterville Hall, she's not at all happy. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing bloodstain on the hearth. She campaigns to go back ...
Style: captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, curse, family relations, haunted house, estate, redemption, friendship, prank, palaces castles and temples, afterlife, escapades, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
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The Snow Queen (2005)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When Gerda befriends penniless Kay their growing friendship is cut short as one cold winter night a fragment of glass pierces Kay's eye, turning his heart cold. Enchanted by the Snow Queen he is swept away on her chariot over the glittering ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, captivating, sincere
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, hopes, danger, escapades, youth, rivalry, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Letter Writer (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a teenager receives a mysterious letter in the mail, she sets out to find the author. It's a journey that will change her life forever.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: honesty, parents and children, family relations, teenage life, youth, rebelliousness, aging, religions or cults, father daughter relationship, friendship, intergenerational friendship, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.8
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Blizzard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl's aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, mischievous children, self discovery, friendship, family life, miraculous event, parents and children, fish out of water, youth, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 2K
Little Ghost (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on location in a spooky Italian villa with his Hollywood big-shot mom and her dorky boyfriend, twelve-year-old Kevin befriends a Renaissance-era girl ghost who helps him cause unrest on the set.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, ghost, shallowness, sleazy, palaces castles and temples, family relations, disorder, friends, parents and children, young heroes, youth, misfit ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, life changing experience, angel, family, desperation, generosity, holiday, road not taken, alternate reality, suicide attempt, self discovery, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 598
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, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, pets, farm, coming of age, youth, single parent, dog, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 41K
The Kid (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, redemption, father son estrangement, unfulfillment, imaginary, family, cynic, indifference, youth, hopes, friends ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%