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Lake Effects (2012)
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Lake Effects (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sara and Lily grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. Sara became estranged from the family and without explanation moved to Los Angeles to study law. Her sister Lily, an artist, teaches locally and lives with their parents, Ray and Vivian, until Dad dies in an accident. Sara returns to help settle his estate, and all our ladies cross paths with an eclectic group of local oddballs, as they search for a Loch Ness-style monster they believe lurks in the lake's depths. A few real Smith Mountain Lake characters make appearances. The next week at the lake is filled with adventure, tears, and laughter as Vivian and her two daughters finally understand, through the guidance of Dad's spirit, if they still belong on the lake, even though Ray is gone. All paths converge at the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, on course for a heart-warming and hilarious collision. Written by Mike McKay
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, emotional, captivating, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, reunion, homecoming, small town, estate, estrangement, friendship, lake, spirituality, death of father, mountain, family relations, small town life, family gatherings, siblings relations, strong female presence, loch ness monster, death, community, family home, motorboat, skinny dipping, jet ski, houseboat
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, family, parents and children, friendship, youth, siblings relations and family life mostly in Comedy, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Lake Effects: The Santa Con (2014), An Evergreen Christmas (2014), Puppy Love (2012), Mr. Troop Mom (2009), Grand Champion (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, parents and children, family, moral dilemma, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
An Evergreen Christmas (2014)
Genre: Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leaving her seemingly glamorous Hollywood life on hold, Evie Lee is forced to return to her small hometown of Balsam Falls, Tennessee and her family's once-thriving Christmas tree farm to attend her father’s unexpected funeral. As the eldest ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental, light ...
Plot: homecoming, family relations, death of father, family, estate, siblings relations, family business, small town, farm, life turned upside down, christmas, female singer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: tennessee, usa
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82%
 6.2
 910
Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: dog, romance, parents and children, family relations, family, fall in love, single parent, pets, hopes, friendship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.4
 867
Mr. Troop Mom (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Public Defender Eddie is a widower with a 13 year-old daughter, Naomi. A classic workaholic, Eddie has been M.I.A. for most of Naomi's big moments. But when an unfortunately timed accident gives Eddie the opportunity to become the "Team ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, family, family life, treasure hunt, friends, camp, siblings relations, youth, family relations, summer camp, in the woods, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Grand Champion (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 'Grand Champion' weaves the tale of a spunky young boy named Buddy and his prize-winning calf, Hokey, as they climb from the underdog position and up through the ranks of several Texas stock shows to ultimately win the coveted title of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, underdog, friendship, family life, buddies, hopes, redemption, small town, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 2K
Wake (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals...
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: funeral, romance, estrangement, fall in love, introspection, family relations, parents and children, roommate, self discovery, couples, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Uncle Nino (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family gatherings, family life, family relations, couples, optimism, society, fish out of water, parents and children, uncle, family reunited, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Christmas Caper (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Grinch-like thief retreats to her hometown in Connecticut after a con goes bad and gets stuck baby-sitting her niece and nephew until their parents can make it home for Christmas. She spends most of her time devising ways to even the score with ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: disorder, family life, homecoming, crime gone awry, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, christmas, small town life, small town, youth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Babysitters Beware (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Danny Parker is a good kid who loves his parents. But they have to go out on business dinners all the time, leaving him stuck with a sitter. It's not so bad when it's his favorite babysitter, Janelle but he also gets stuck ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, nanny, when the parents are away, mischievous children, parents and children, disorder, little boy, save the day, friendship, rivalry, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Saving Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Kirk is enjoying the annual Christmas party extravaganza thrown by his sister until he realizes he needs to help out Christian, his brother-in-law who has a bad case of the bah-humbugs.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family, family relations, siblings relations, tradition, brother in law, christmas party, santa claus, bespectacled male, christian propaganda, breakdance, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Coming Home for Christmas (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sisters Kate and Melanie haven’t spoken to each other in years since a hurtful scene at Melanie’s wedding. Their parents, Wendy and Al, have let the pain of their daughters’ absence drive a wedge between them, and their tensions have led to a ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, family relations, family, reunion, family problems, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Even Stevens Movie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Stevens think that they've won an all-expenses-paid trip to an island that's halfway around the world. When their house is destroyed, their food stolen, and their bacon eaten, the Stevens family breaks apart in front of all their ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, family, family life, parents and children, teenage life, siblings relations, island, disorder, youth, mischievous children, nothing goes right, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Christmas Wish (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday season, single mother, small town, family, family relations, down on your luck, parents and children, parent child relationship, money problems, christmas movie, prayer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Short Track (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carolinian Blake Beckett (Pepper Sweeney), the son of a stock car racing legend, is a 4-time short track racing champion. Blake never made it to the speedways of the National Cup Racing circuit, but surely he could still have a shot? The daily life ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, rise to the top, teenage life, family life, ambition, chases and races, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 635
Down and Derby (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A local Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into overzealous rivals desperate to build the winning car. As egos swell, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color. While the dads are busy with outlandish ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, rivalry, disorder, contests and competitions, family, athlete's life, child as adult, parents and children, family life, optimism, underdog, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 341
Golden Winter (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A runaway boy befriends a pack of homeless puppies. Together, they stop a bank robbery and find a family to adopt them all.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: heist, crimes, youth, family, friendship, golden retriever, disorder, dog, christmas, family relations, friends, talking dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hollidaysburg (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Home for Thanksgiving break after their first semester at college, five friends discover just how much things change (and don't) after high school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, youth, reunion, homecoming, society, college, small town life, small town, female director, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
An Accidental Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Separated after 15 years of marriage, Vicki and Jason are set up by their two teenage children to spend a Christmas vacation together on the beach. But their family vacation is further complicated when Vicki's boss and Jason's gorgeous ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, christmas, couple relations, romance, destiny, couples, family, beach, frame up, hopes, twins, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Naturally, Sadie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Naturally, Sadie is a Canadian comedy teen drama sitcom that ran for three seasons from June 24, 2005 to August 26, 2007. It was produced in Canada, set in Whitby, Ontario. Filmed in Toronto, Ontario, most of the show was shot inside a former ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, high school life, family, animal life, parents and children, teachers and students, siblings relations, high school, nature, teenager, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Crazy Kind of Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, love, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, parents separation, friendship, siblings relations, infidelity, sex scene, female writer, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, social relations, death of father, high school friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Your Love Never Fails (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Your Love Never Fails is the story of Laura (Elisa Donovan), a working mother who just wants to spend more time with her daughter Kelsey, 9. Unfortunately, her demanding boss Paul (Fred Willard) has other ideas. When Kelsey’s father, Dylan (Brad ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, family life, single parent, nothing goes right, eccentric family, small town, clergy, mother daughter relationship, horse, love and romance, couples, horse jumping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It’s Christmastime and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents’ home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brother’s safe return from combat overseas.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: christmas, family problems, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, family in crisis, couples, couple relations, siblings relations, winter, christmas dinner, priest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hatching Pete (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pete Ivey (Jason Dolley) is the type of guy who's easily overlooked in the school halls -- unlike his boisterous best friend, Cleatus Poole (Mitchel Musso), who's proudly carrying on the family tradition of spreading school spirit as the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family tradition, homecoming, school, amateur detective, teenage life, youth, religions or cults, misfit, stoners, radio show, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Christmas Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A week before Christmas Liza McCann visit her estranged father who strangely lives in a town decked out for the holidays and is full of Christmas spirit. Strange events immediately occur when they arrive challenging everything Liza had once believed ...
Style: light, sweet, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: parents and children, family life, estrangement, family relations, small town, christmas, love, holiday, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Checking Out (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, reunion, family gatherings, family life, lifestyle, siblings relations, homecoming, actor's life, family problems, parents and children, life & death, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Campus Confidential (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: School... there is the popular crowd. Teachers favor some students over others. Because of this, Violet decides to start a school paper, which exposes many embarrassing secrets of popular kids who think they run the campus.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, high school life, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, teenage love, social misfits, best friends, misfit, lifestyle, misfit partners, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Change of Plans (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sally and Jason Danville's life are turned upside down when a tragic accident suddenly names them the caretakers of four young children.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, adoption, parents and children, life turned upside down, family life, couple relations, disorder, family, orphan, youth, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Widow's Might (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: From the creators of Bubble Trouble and Heartstrings comes an all new feature-length comedy adventure! John Moore and Cameron Cavillo are buddies; aspiring filmmakers with the dream of winning the prestigious American Viewfinder film festival. When ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: filmmaking, desire for fame, buddies, small town, disorder, ambition, family, friendship, family relations, widow, filmmaker, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: All Ira Finkelstein wants for Christmas is...Christmas. Unfortunately, his parents are sending him to Florida to be with his Grandparents. Ira's spirit soars as he manages to land in Christmas Town, USA, instead.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, follow your dream, disorder, mischievous children, youth, switching roles, parents and children, family relations, friends, family, hopes, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%