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Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (2005)
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Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenage boy fights to save the Spirit Bear.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, feel good, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, environmentalism, bear, wilderness, human spirit, fighting the system, heroic mission, politics, family life, extinction, teenage life, escapades, society, campaign, obsessive quest, nature, animal life, animals, forest, endangered species, heroes, family, battles, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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Most similar movies to Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, hopes, youth, family, human spirit, parents and children and family life mostly in Drama, Family and Biography genres. Some movies like Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story: Miracle Dogs Too (2006), Taking Back Our Town (2001), Dolphin Tale (2011), Double Teamed (2002), Profoundly Normal (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, human spirit, animal life, pets, young heroes, magic, youth, dog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: cancer, heroic mission, human spirit, environmentalism, fighting the system, terminal illness, social relations, society, obsessive quest, hopes, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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87%
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Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, friendship, animals, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, summer, youth, trap, destiny, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: twins, basketball, sport, high school, disney, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, contests and competitions, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, hopes, society, fighting the system, coping, family life, human spirit, family in crisis, idealism, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, veterinarian, animal life, friendship, rescue, family, youth, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: babies and infants, teenage pregnancy, life turned upside down, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human spirit, family in crisis, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sincere, touching, inspirational, sad, captivating ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, jungle, environmental, animals, extinction, environmentalism, human spirit, survival, hunting, nature, mountain, life & death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Saint Monica (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Saint Monica centers on a young girl named Monica, whose fervent desire is to return to the Toronto church with which she grew up. Determined to play an angel in its annual Christmas procession, Monica steals a pair of wings and prepares to join the ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, family relations, family life, family, society, family in crisis, church, friends, criminal heroes, golden years, homeless woman, homelessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Midnight Stallion (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: feel good, captivating, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, horse riding, family, contests and competitions, family business, family relations, social relations, against the odds, human spirit, farm, ambition, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, family business, teenage life, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Silver Wolf (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ranger (Michael Biehn) and his 16 year old nephew (Shane Meier) struggle to save a wolf from a rancher (Roy Scheider), who is out to kill it.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wolf, survival, uncle nephew relationship, snowboarding, death of father, teenage life, human spirit, friendship, adventure, wilderness, pets, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Misa mi (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When her mother died, 10 year old girl Misa's world stopped. And when her father, along with her new girlfriend, wants to spend the summer in the Swedish province Skåne she refuses to come with them. Misa's father reluctantly agrees that ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, wolf, coming of age, friendship, fish out of water, youth, family, forest, remarry, village, girl, nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
We Shall Overcome (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: teachers and students, rebellion, fighting the system, young heroes, human spirit, family relations, family problems, society, youth, dysfunctional family, anti conformity, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: christmas, youth, family relations, unemployment, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family problems, family gatherings, wish come true ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, scenic, uplifting, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: animals, wilderness, survival, adventure, nature, bear, friendship, dog, family, hunting, bear attack, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: british columbia, canada, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A Lobster Tale (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cody Brewer, a quiet New England fisherman isn't doing too well for himself. His wife feels neglected, and his son keeps getting picked on by the school bully. While out collecting his lobster traps one day, Cody finds a strange green moss that ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, family relations, family life, family, moral dilemma, fisherman, supernatural, rivalry, friendship, social relations, down on your luck, seaside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.1
 172
My Angel (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, against the odds, hopes, kids in trouble, disability, family life, youth, teenager, christmas, accident, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, couples, family problems, human spirit, life is a bitch, last wish, hospital, death of daughter, family relations, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: uplifting, exciting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: wilderness, nature, bear, survival, youth, mountain, family relations, wolf, rocky mountains, animal life, small town, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Big Spender (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When he hears about a program for convicts working ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: horse, redemption, rehabilitation, prison, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: youth, disney, coming of age, family, parents and children, ambition, follow your dream, estrangement, family relations, siblings relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, saga ...
Plot: quadriplegic, college, against the odds, hospital, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage love, single parent, survival, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Door to Door (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. ...
Style: uplifting, feel good, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: salesman, disability, human spirit, cerebral palsy, changing lives, against the odds, underdog, ambition, misfit, society, hopes, door to door salesman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
China: The Panda Adventure (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Experience the world of the magnificent and rare Giant Panda as you travel back in time on an exciting expedition through the breathtaking splendor of 1936 China. Inspired by the true-life story of widowed New York socialite Ruth Harkness, a ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: extinction, environmentalism, adventurer, human spirit, panda, conservation, animal life, estate, existence paradox, escapades, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: All his life, teenager Daniel Huffman and his grandma have dreamed of Daniel playing college football. After Daniel is cut from his high school team, his grandmother's encouragement and coaching get him a second chance at that dream. He works ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, american football, mentor protege relationship, high school, ambition, challenge, family life, power relations, friends, transplant, sport team, hopes ...
Time: 90s
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58%
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, child prodigy, hopes, african american, self esteem, elementary school, teacher, culture clash, prejudice, unlikely friendships, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Karla & Jonas (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Karla met Jonas during a summer vacation at the lake. After being unable to stop thinking about him and their kiss she phones him, making up a school assignment about children living in an orphanage, which is precisely where Jonas lives.
Style: sentimental, feel good, light, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage love, youth, teenage life, family relations, orphan, on the road, child, friends, track down, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, family life, pets, youth, hopes, estrangement, wilderness, child's point of view, mother, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa
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52%
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: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, family relations, parents and children, village life, coming of age, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, sport team, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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50%