Movies like Growing Up Smith

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Growing Up Smith (2015)
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Growing Up Smith (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1979, an Indian family moves to America with hopes of living the American Dream. While their 10-year-old boy Smith falls head-over-heels for the girl next door, his desire to become a "good old boy" propels him further away from his family's ideals than ever before.
Style: inter cultural, humorous, sincere, sentimental, light, feel good, captivating, entertaining, multicultural
Audience: family outing, teens, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: first love, adolescence, culture clash, halloween, teenage girl, bullying, teenage boy, vegetarian, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, killing an animal, small town, deer hunting, nostalgia, boy with glasses, cultural difference, indian american, teenage life, teenager, troubled teen, mother son relationship, tradition, teen romance, cross cultural relations, family tradition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, india

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Most similar movies to Growing Up Smith

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about family relations, friendship, mentor, coming of age, runaway, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Growing Up Smith: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), Children on Their Birthdays (2002), My Dog Skip (2000), The Baby-Sitters Club (1995), Measure of a Man (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid’s life – middle school! That won’t be easy, considering he’s surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, funny, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: middle school, high school life, childhood, bully, peer pressure, cheese, teenager, child protagonist, diary, brother brother relationship, fat boy, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Havoc is created in a small Southern community when a 12-year-old shows up, causing a couple 13-year-old friends to fall in love with her, thus possibly jeopardizing their friendship.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, teenage life, teenage love, fall in love, youth, social relations, family, society, interracial relations, americana ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.0
 20K
My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, friendship, small town, americana, baseball, family, child's point of view, lifestyle, youth, world war two, coming of age, dog movie ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: friendship, summer school, nanny, camp, teenage life, parents and children, friends, nothing goes right, siblings relations, children, 13 year old, babysitting ...
Time: 90s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Measure of a Man (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bullied teen experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, sincere
Plot: bullying, summer job, first love, summer vacation, coming of age, teenager, summer camp, teenage boy, self discovery, society, grownups, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.9
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House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, light, emotional, intense, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, self discovery, troublemaker, haunted by the past, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, mentally challenged, misfit, desire, birthday ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, paris france, europe, usa, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, dog, father daughter relationship, single father, mischievous children, friendship, loneliness, pets, family relations, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 77K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, coming of age, friendship, family relations, single parent, family, young heroes, parents and children, makeup artist, mortician, small town, starting over ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, feel good, captivating
Plot: foster home, foster child, friendship, 12 year old, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, secret, bully, name calling, social worker, social services, transformation ...
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 9K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, therapy, psychologist, fall in love, romance, hidden identity, starting over, mysterious character, power relations, small town life, depression, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, west virginia, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 276
Urban Country (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, troubled city girl decides to move to her family owned horse ranch in a small, southern town for the summer to care for her dying mother.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, inspirational ...
Plot: horse ranch, coming of age, teenager, country, summer, farmhouse, mother daughter relationship, horse, self discovery, family relations, friendship, tomboy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 4K
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: sentimental, humorous, emotional, light, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, self discovery, death in the family, society, teenage life, human spirit, friendship, religion, family relations, nun, boys' school, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 9K
My Bodyguard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Clifford Peach (Chris Makepeace), an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully (Matt Dillon) terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, friendship, gang, hotel, basketball, motorcycle, bully, bodyguard, coming of age, youth, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 21K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, buddies, obsessive quest, hopes, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 50s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 384
Chasing Ghosts (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lucas Simons has become obsessed with death following the loss of his older brother. A shy child, Lucas spends most of his free time filming funerals in an attempt to understand what happens when we die. When Lucas accidentally captures a mysterious ...
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: youtube, afterlife, child star, paranormal phenomena, ghost story, dancing, filmmaking, husband wife relationship, capture, self discovery, mentor, celebrity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, radio, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, oldies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 20K
Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, family relations, father son relationship, social worker, thanksgiving, small town, family, parents and children, writer's life, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 87K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sweet, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, fall in love, teenage love, love and romance, teenage boy, teenage life, school, teen romance, adolescence, childhood sweetheart, neighbor, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.8
 85K
The Sandlot (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, dog, friendship, team, unlikely friendships, sport, baseball movie, childhood, coming of age, storytelling, family relations, baseball game ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Harriet the Spy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the secret notebook of a young girl who fancies herself a spy is found by her friends, her speculations make her very unpopular! Can she win her friends back?
Style: intense, entertaining, enigmatic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: espionage, notebook, nanny, spy, friendship, secret, adventure, disorder, friends, self discovery, best friends, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 31K
Son of Rambow (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of "Rambo: First Blood", Lee plans to make ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, childhood, small town, family relations, filmmaking, youth, film within a film, coming of age, school, teenager, french, videotaping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 11K
Red Oaks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" 80s that is equal parts hijinks and heartfelt about a college student enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end--and the future begins. David Myers, an assistant tennis pro at the Red ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, light, feel good ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, student film, teen comedy
Plot: nostalgia, coming of age, family relations, grownups, golf club, teenage protagonist, teenage sexuality, first love, teenage love, teenage boy, teen romance, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 2K
Quints (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, baby, life turned upside down, child as adult, family life, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, family, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.3
 19K
My Girl 2 (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realises she knows very little about her. She manages to get ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, mortician, family relations, friendship, small town, self discovery, family, parent getting married, friends, family problems, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 374K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, teen sex comedy, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, popularity, teenage life, loss of virginity, teenage girl, youth, high school life, teenage boy, teenage love, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, xian, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cancer, high school, friends, friendship, teenagers, dying, adolescence, terminal illness, teenager, leukemia, family relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 49K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, high school, dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, parents and children, high school life, teachers and students, eccentric family, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, yale university, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 257K
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: family, cross dressing, comedy of errors, nanny, divorce, family relations, hidden identity, custody battle, gender bending, kids and family, actor playing female role, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 139K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: countryside, happy ending, starting over, zoo, single father, animals, parenthood, beautiful scenery, family relations, coping, tiger, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 5K
Frenemies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What happens when three sets of BFF's become enemies?
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, anthology
Audience: teen comedy, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, best friends, high school, friendship, friends, youth, rivalry, teenage girl, overnight success, ambition, teenager, boy dog relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%