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, 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 realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about small town, friendship, family, family relations, small town life, death and youth mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like What Children Do: The ButterCream Gang (1992), A Very Brady Christmas (1988), Christmas with a Capital C (2011), Urban Country (2018), Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sister sister relationship
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: gang, friendship, crimes, adventure, city life, teenage life, reunion, youth, family, small town life, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: utah, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: reunion, christmas, family relations, siblings relations, family, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, disorder, television, real estate agent, argument ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, semi serious, humorous, christian film
Plot: small town, rivalry, winter, lawyer, holiday, love and romance, boss and employee, society, workplace romance, small town life, legal, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 4.8
 157
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: spiritual, humorous, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: farmhouse, coming of age, country, horse ranch, tomboy, summer, skateboarding, death, small town, troublemaker, cancer, jail ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: small town, soldier, arrest, dance, sergeant, tank
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: sentimental, realistic, touching, talky, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, family relations, friends, social relations, partners, buddies, small town life, best friends, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, chick flick
Plot: dog, small town, father daughter relationship, mischievous children, single father, friendship, loneliness, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family, kids and family, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 439
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, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic
Plot: reunion, small town, friendship, estrangement, dull life, thirtysomething life, friends, social relations, unfulfillment, introspection, homecoming, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: small town, best friend, historian, bar, lesbian, sex, lesbian kiss, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: reunion, jukebox, illegitimate son, transvestism, small town, friendship, lifestyle, americana, innocence lost, small town life, couples, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, troubled past, country singer, sister sister relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: leukemia, father son relationship, friendship, childhood, death, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, coming of age, love triangle, americana, friendship, family, fall in love, teenage life, love and romance, interracial relations, small town life, teenage love ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 19K
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: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, thanksgiving, social worker, small town, family, writer's life, parents and children, single parent, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, religion, priest, abbey, police chief
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 354
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: vendetta, sister sister relationship, attempted murder, anger, marriage proposal, grudge, drunkenness, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 8.3
 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: boxing, small town, wrestling, festival, midlife crisis
Time: 1990s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: christianity, religion, tomboy, milkman, forgiveness, asking for forgiveness, christian, initiation, vase, alcoholic, river, ambulance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: paparazzi, celebrity culture, love and romance, artists and showbiz, teenage life, actor's life, showbiz, starlet, high school life, rehabilitation, youth, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: death, funeral, garden, retirement home, cigar smoking, father son relationship, dog, flying, broken arm
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 146
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: drowning, teenage girl, masturbation, accident, male nudity, swimming in underwear, clique, wet t shirt, high school, see through panties, braless teen, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, family gatherings, human nature, family life, sisters ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi river, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: child driving car, friendship, dedicated educator, teenage life, mischievous children, hopes, heroes, family, young heroes, social relations, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, friendship, nun, boys' school, coming of age, self discovery, human spirit, family problems, family life, innocence lost, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Escape from Polygamy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Recently-widowed Leann and her 17-year-old daughter Julina move into an isolated polygamous compound, where the freethinking Julina meets like-minded Ryder, son of the religious compound’s charismatic Prophet, Ervil.
Plot: religious leader, community, mormon, falling in love, prophet, religion, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, rescue, follow your dream, social relations, family relations, friends, kids in trouble, americana, scout, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 690
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
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: small town, mischievous children, coming of age, friends, family relations, family life, pets, small town life, missing person, family, best friends, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 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
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, obsessive quest, hopes, buddies, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%