Movies like Our Little Sister

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Our Little Sister (2015)
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Our Little Sister (2015)
Original name: 海街diary
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their 13-year-old half sister.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: step siblings, family, family relations, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, responsibility, food, death, restaurant, nurse, small town, funeral, half sister, friendship, japanese girl, teenager, soccer, winter, illness, spring, summer, train, hospital, beach ...
Place: japan

Most similar movies to Our Little Sister

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sincere and serious films with plots about family relations, family, youth, friendship, friends, father daughter relationship and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Our Little Sister: The Truth (2019), I Wish (2011), The Anthem of the Heart (2017), Storm Rider (2013), Summer 1993 (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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The Truth (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mother, family, female protagonist, redemption, family relations, couples, autobiography, love, adaptation, family problems, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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95%
 7.4
 6K
I Wish (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, parents and children, family relations, desire, youth, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, broken family, train, separated parents, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Anthem of the Heart (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jun is a girl whose words have been sealed away so that she cannot hurt anyone with them. But, one day, she is nominated to become an executive member of the "community outreach council." On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the ...
Style: buddy movie, touching, entertaining, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, family outing
Plot: school club, teenage girl, following someone, father daughter relationship, singing, family dinner, cheating, grandfather grandson relationship, mascot, rehearsal, mother daughter relationship, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 1K
Storm Rider (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spoiled 18-yr-old Dani Fielding's world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud, and she has to leave her upscale life in the city to stay with her gruff Uncle Sam out in the country. As Dani and her uncle ...
Style: touching, realistic, light, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, youth, farm, coming of age, orphan, friends, life turned upside down, self discovery, friendship, horse, couples, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.2
 6K
Summer 1993 (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, based on true events
Plot: death of mother, countryside, summer, childhood, family, orphan, family relations, cousin cousin relationship, mother daughter relationship, childhood trauma, little girl, niece ...
Time: year 1993, 1990s, 90s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona spain, catalonia, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 527
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: captivating, sincere, feel good, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, pets, single parent, youth, farm, coming of age, dog, friends, teaching the ways of the world, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, family relations, family, hopes, parents and children, family life, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true, family problems, bittersweet, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, family life, family, school, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.3
 772
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, sincere, captivating, touching, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, dog, mischievous children, friendship, family life, youth, best friends, pets, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, nursing, pets, family life, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In rural Sweden of the early 1950s, little Elina goes to school again after recovering from tuberculosis, the same illness that has killed her father a few years earlier. Elina's family belongs to Finnish-speaking Finns frowned upon by a ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, discrimination, finnish, siblings relations, missing person, escapades, family, apprentice, solace, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 13K
Still Walking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn't ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, family reunited, family life, family tradition, generation gap, reunion, dealing with death, parents and children, reconciliation, bereavement, generation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: captivating, realistic, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, hopes, friendship, friends, coming of age, human nature, destiny, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, girl, search ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, village life, parents and children, family relations, friends, sport team, youth, village, ice hockey, self confidence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, tear jerker ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: family relations, family, social differences, parents and children, friendship, friends, performer's life, ambition, contests and competitions, orphan, nanny, family life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Nightingale (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Zhigen, an old Chinese farmer, has lived alone in Beijing for over 20 years after moving to the city to allow his son Chongyi to attend university. He decides to make the long journey from Beijing to Yangshuo to honour the promise he made to his ...
Style: sincere, visually appealing, captivating, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, journey, self discovery, elderly, getting home, family relations, materialism, on the road, bird, friendship, escapades, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 81
Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, family relations, family problems, family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, single parent, poverty, mother daughter relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, family business, adultery, parents and children, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, human nature, forbidden love, brewery, sister sister relationship ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.4
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Fatima (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fatima, a Moroccan-born woman who now lives in France with her two teenage daughters, with whom she is barely able to communicate.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: studying, teenager, separated parents, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, cleaning lady, racism, working class, language barrier, maid, single mother, school ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 930
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, ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, family relations, terminal illness, imaginary character, siblings relations, culture clash, self discovery, hopes, small town, mischievous children, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ways to Live Forever (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: teenage life, friends, best friends, youth, leukemia, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, family, life is a bitch, death, last wish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 268
My Friend Joe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the course of one summer, a young Irish lad named Chris befriends an American boy named Joe. The two couldn't be more different, yet they become inseparable. Things turn horribly wrong however, when Chris discovers his new best friend ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, orphan, gender, circus, family, adventurer, youth, friends, gender bending, teenage life, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 137K
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: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: middle school, bullying, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, family relations, deformity, mask, fight, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 921
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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, orphan, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, small town life, hopes, friends, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, youth, pets, hopes, estrangement, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, civil rights, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Finding Friends (2005)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This kid has to move to a farm in his summer vacation and don't get to go to Norway Cup as he had planned for. Out on the country there is bad cellphone reception, cow smell and inbreed farmers as far as the eye can see. The family Volvo get ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, fish out of water, friendship, teenage life, save the day, youth, escapades, family, family relations, young heroes, coming of age, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 431
Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, racism, small town, friendship, youth, hopes, society, social relations, friends, family problems, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 542
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family problems, friendship, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, widow, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, family drama, cancer, sick child, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, parenthood, childhood, family relations, child illness, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 4K
Paper Planes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film tells the story of 11-year-old Dylan (Ed Oxenbould), who is brought up by his father (Sam Worthington) in a remote town in the country of Australia. Dylan’s life is changed forever when he wins a place in the regional Paper Plane ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children, competition, championship, contest, winner, death of parent, loss of parent, rich kid, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: australia, tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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