Movies like What Children Do

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What Children Do (2017)
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What Children Do (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A comedy about two estranged sisters brought back into each other's lives by the impending death of their grandmother.
Plot: karate, women, religion, death, sister sister relationship, house, small town, reunion

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Most similar movies to What Children Do

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about small town, family relations, friendship, family, death, small town life and youth mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like What Children Do: The ButterCream Gang (1992), A Very Brady Christmas (1988), Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998), Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), Christmas with a Capital C (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The ButterCream Gang (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Unlike most gangs, the ButterCream gang does good deeds. Their leader, Pete, has to go live with his aunt in Chicago. But things don't go well in Chicago and Pete is changed when he returns. Soon Pete is hanging around with the wrong crowd. But ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, gang, youth, small town life, city life, reunion, small town, teenage life, buddies, crimes, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Very Brady Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Almost 20 years after the start of the original "Brady Bunch" the kids are grown up and have kids of their own. Everyone is having a wonderful time back at the family house for Christmas, until Mike learns of a structural problem in one of ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: reunion, christmas, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, disorder, family relations, family, siblings relations, television, video camera, large family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inheriting a family resort in Hawaii, the Wyatts find it in such a run-down condition that they decide to sell it after trying to fix it up. Amidst confusing goings-on among the triplet teenage girls and the boys they meet, Jeffrey meets an old high ...
Plot: twins, female director, family relations, sister sister relationship
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, small town life, americana, teenage life, family relations, graduation, social relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, father daughter relationship, single father, dog, mischievous children, friendship, loneliness, pets, family relations, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Christmas with a Capital C (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An attorney returns to his small home town in Alaska and quickly rocks the boat by getting an injunction against the nativity display tradition and attacking Christmas.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, christian film
Plot: small town, winter, holiday, lawyer, boss and employee, small town life, workplace, love and romance, battles, family relations, legal, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
 488
Fairhaven (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Long-time friends reconnect when one returns to their small Massachusetts town for a funeral.
Style: sincere, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, small town, funeral, homecoming, introspection, unfulfillment, estrangement, death of father, dull life, small town life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Abbey of Thelema (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on actual facts and events, explores the Thelemic Commune in Cefalu, Sicily from 1920-1923.
Plot: death, commune, sect, abbey, police chief, religion, priest, chief of police
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.1
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, single parent, parents and children, small town life, self discovery, eccentric family, siblings relations, custody, family life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 19K
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: friendship, small town, americana, baseball, dog, family, lifestyle, youth, world war two, coming of age, dog movie, child's point of view ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind ...
Style: talky, clever, emotional, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, transvestism, illegitimate son, jukebox, small town, friendship, haunted by the past, innocence lost, parents and children, introspection, couple relations, small town life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, social relations, youth, family, society, americana, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 2K
Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, light, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, family in crisis, parents and children, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, nun, family relations, boys' school, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Handcuff King (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Finland, Sweden, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It is winter in the mid-1970s in Tornio, a village near the northern border between Finland and Sweden. Esko is a boy with a lot of problems. He has succeeded in getting on the wrong side of his gang.
Plot: family relations, friendship, father son relationship, death, leukemia, childhood, mother son relationship
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 199
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, realistic, humorous, captivating, spiritual ...
Plot: horse ranch, coming of age, country, farmhouse, teenager, horse, summer, mother daughter relationship, self discovery, family relations, friendship, tomboy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Watercolor Postcards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress and a former NFL star strive to save a troubled Texas town while bonding over their shared love of a very special 10-year-old girl who has found herself alone in the world for the very first time.
Plot: small town, teenage rebellion, horse, country singer, sister sister relationship, troubled past
Time: hollywood star
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, thanksgiving, social worker, small town, family, writer's life, single parent, parents and children, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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My Little Friend (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Two friends reunite in after ten years and one has a secret waiting to come out.
Plot: best friend, small town, lesbian, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, sex, lesbian kiss, historian, bar
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Happiness Is... (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Humorous adventures and dangerous escapades of young Mike Adams and his mischievous friends. Together, they learn when character counts. This delightful, Tom Sawyer-like story presents the adventures of Mike Adams and his mischievous friends. Their ...
Style: christian film
Plot: cellar, clubhouse, asking for forgiveness, child protagonist, prank, mother daughter relationship, christian, religious conversion, grandfather grandson relationship, electrocution, initiation, basement ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 849
Palo Alto, CA (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On their last night of Thanksgiving break, four old friends, now all college freshmen, realize their small town has more meaning than they ever imagined.
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, light, semi serious ...
Plot: thanksgiving, friends, coming of age, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, reunion, small town, homecoming, lifestyle, college, college student, college freshman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 398
Annayya (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Rajaram (Chiranjeevi), owner of a fleet of lorries, meets Devi (Soundarya), a garment factory owner. After that acquaintance, she once seeks his help in dealing with two street ruffians, who were teasing her sisters, Lata (Chandini) and Geetha ...
Plot: remorse, attempted murder, drunkenness, anger, marriage proposal, brother brother relationship, sister sister relationship, grudge, vendetta
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A rivalry is brewing between the soldiers at an otherwise tranquil Army base and the civilians of a nearby Southern town. With good intentions, Col. Flanders tries to keep the piece and uses Brian Keith to work community relations. However, peace is ...
Style: dark humor
Plot: military base, satire, small town, soldier, arrest, dance, sergeant, tank, dancing, militia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.4
 177
Wilbur Falls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teen gives her graduation address and reveals her involvement in the disappearance of one her classmates, a boy who had taunted her. The film then moves into flashback to tell the story. Danny Aiello appears as her unorthodox, but compassionate, ...
Plot: see through panties, death, sex, panties, teenage girl in underwear, braless teen, female nudity, abortion, accident, swimming in underwear, teenage girl, male nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.5
 30
Elbow Grease (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Elbow Grease is a sincere look into the humor and craziness that is the everyday life of the Barnes family as they come to terms with each other. Billy and Ellie's marriage may be on the rocks, but they don't know chaos until Billy's ...
Plot: midlife crisis, boxing, small town, festival, wrestling, family relations
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, parents and children, eccentric family, family problems, love and romance, family gatherings, family life, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, usa, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Turn Right by the Yellow Dog (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fair point, considering the father happens to be dead! Philip is a successful architect with little or no time for his 16-year-old son. When his own father dies, Philip suddenly realises the pain of having been abandoned years ago. Enter Karl, a ...
Plot: family relations, theater, father son relationship, broken arm, flying, retirement home, funeral, garden, dog, cigar smoking, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 20K
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, hopes, obsessive quest, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A teen movie star attempts to overcome her addition to alcohol and salvage what's left of her career after passing out on the red carpet at her big Hollywood premiere and being sent to recover with her upbeat aunt in Indiana. Morgan Carter (Jo ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: rehabilitation, starlet, love and romance, teenage life, showbiz, small town life, actor's life, fame, paparazzi, lifestyle, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ...
Style: inter cultural, feel good, sentimental, multicultural, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama, teen comedy
Plot: first love, adolescence, culture clash, vegetarian, boy with glasses, killing an animal, teenage boy, teenage girl, brother sister relationship, bullying, nostalgia, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%