Movies like Goodnight, Mister Tom

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Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)
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Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Now children evacuated from London are overwhelming volunteers to house them. Practically under protest, Mr. Tom takes in a painfully quiet 10-year-old, who gradually reveals big problems.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, orphan, adoption, war, village, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, refugee, refugees, haunted by the past, human nature, dealing with death, wartime life, single parent, coming of age, child in peril, kids in trouble, evacuation, dog, friendship ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, family relations, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch and orphan mostly in Drama, War and Family genres. Some movies like Goodnight, Mister Tom: Carrie's War (2004), The Book Thief (2013), The Island on Bird Street (1997), Housewife, 49 (2006), Second Best (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: evacuation, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life, teenage life, escapades, family relations, friendship, youth, family, forceful separation, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: wales, england, london
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, nazi, adoption, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Island on Bird Street (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: jewish ghetto, world war two, ghetto, orphan, starvation, jewish, holocaust, children in wartime, confined, youth, war, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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100%
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Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, society, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, telegram, housewife, diary ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
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Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: man boy relationship, social worker, orphan, adoption, single parent, village, parents and children, family problems, hopes, family relations, orphanage, absent father ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
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100%
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Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: world war two, wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, forbidden love, opposites attract, war, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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100%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, hopes, coming of age, friends, human nature, destiny, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, girl, search ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
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Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, orphan, rescue, youth, society, against humanity, hopes, danger, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, slovenia, europe, switzerland
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32%
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An Angel for May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Tom accidentally travels back in time through a fireplace in a ruined farmhouse he meets May, an orphan who needs help. Now that he knows his friends' fate and his own, he will try to reorder the events and change their history.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, world war two, time machine, orphan, hopes, youth, imaginary, changing the past or future, family, wartime life, 12 year old
Time: 21st century, 1940s, 40s, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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32%
Mother of Mine (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 1943: Nine-year-old Eero whose father is killed during the war is brought to Sweden to foster parents to his protection like thousands of other Finnish children. Eero feels lost, particularly as his foster mother Signe behaves very unfriendly. She ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, human nature, wartime life, human spirit, parents and children, society, hopes, refugees, family problems, refugee, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: finland, sweden, tokyo, germany, japan ...
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31%
Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, friendship between boys, world war two, child, best friends, war, village, village life, youth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: holland
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31%
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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
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30%
I'll Remember April (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: japanese soldier, friendship between boys, soldier, world war two, military, war, friends, wartime life, racism, prejudice, boy, youth ...
Place: usa, california, hawaii
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: village, strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, family relations, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: england, europe
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Zozo (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: Sweden, Czech Republic, UK, Denmark, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: orphan, immigrants, young heroes, fish out of water, parents and children, wartime life, life is a bitch, youth, society, young love, lebanese, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, lebanon, middle east, europe, beirut lebanon
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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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, small town, young heroes, hopes, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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29%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, military life, betrayal, love and romance, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
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29%
An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: world war two, school, family relations, adventure, family life, friendship, wartime life, family, war, friendship between girls, soldier, dancing ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: illinois, usa, london
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29%
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Ode to My Father (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Amid the chaos of refugees fleeing the Korean War in December 1950, a young boy, Duk-soo, sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when he loses track of his younger sister and he leaves his father behind to find her. Settling at Gukje Market in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: father, coal mine, family relations, parents and children, hopes, human spirit, friends, coming of age, war, life is a bitch, friendship, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: korea, busan, south korea
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28%
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Alan & Naomi (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, friendship, family relations, post traumatic stress disorder, dealing with death, misfit, against humanity, youth, battles, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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28%
House with a Turret (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the final winter of WWII, as displaced persons return to their former homes in the Soviet Union, an 8-year-old boy is left alone when his mother dies en route.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, on the road, society, life is a bitch, youth, human nature, wartime life, little boy, world war two, death of mother, down on your luck, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: ukraine
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28%
A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, feel good, serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, couples, family relations, youth, parents and children, family life, adoption, husband wife relationship, grief, human animal relationship ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ballet, orphan, family problems, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, youth, siblings relations, family relations, hopes, dancing, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, young heroes, youth, hopes, optimism, friends, disability, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: friendship, family relations, friends, youth, family, parents and children, strong female character, children, hopes, soccer, bullying, personal growth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, bleak
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, holocaust, human spirit, escapades, danger, against humanity, military, war, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
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Heidi (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp and his wife, who live isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially accompanying young goatherd Peter. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, village, youth, escapades, family life, village life, isolation, power relations, orphan, family ...
Place: alps, switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Halima's Path (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: adoption, wartime life, loss of son, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, muslim, un, bodies, missing person, search, adopted son ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 706
Red Cherry (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this horrifying tale follows two orphaned friends as they struggle to survive during World War II.
Style: touching, bleak, serious, saga, realistic ...
Plot: school, orphan, summer camp, monastery, world war two, society, youth, life is a bitch, military, war, boarding school life, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: world war two, youth, against humanity, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, life is a bitch, german army, social relations, society, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%