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When I Find the Ocean (2006)
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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: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, friendship, ocean or sea, family relations, racism, orphan, pets, family life, hopes, society, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, wilderness, estrangement, dog, mother, civil rights, child's point of view, grandparent
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, realistic and sentimental films with plots about youth, family relations, friends, coming of age, family, friendship and hopes mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like When I Find the Ocean: The Christmas Bunny (2010), Little Big Girl (2002), Big Red (1962), Where the Lilies Bloom (1974), Alabama Moon (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, friendship, parents and children, family in crisis, family, family problems, pets, nursing, family life, friends, coming of age, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, hopes, friends, family relations, society, human nature, friendship, youth, coming of age, destiny, search, girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.4
 626
Big Red (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wealthy sportsman James Haggin (Walter Pidgeon) lives on a Quebec estate called Wintapi. Émile Fornet (Émile Genest), handler of Haggin's hunting dogs, and Émile's wife Therese (Janette Bertrand), Haggin's cook and housekeeper, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: save the day, adventure, youth, pets, family life, animal life, friendship, orphan, family, family relations, coming of age, animal training ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family of children decide not to tell anyone their father has died, and to live on their own in the backwoods of rural North Carolina. If the state finds out they are on their own, they will be split up and sent to live in foster homes.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, romance, dealing with death, family, family problems, family life, human spirit, youth, hopes, siblings relations, coming of age, wilderness ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.5
 1K
Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, boy, best friend, boarding school life, school, boarding school, fish out of water, on the run, mischievous children, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.9
 936
Dark Horse (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 14 year old Allison has to go to a horse farm. With all the horses and the help of the owner Susan Hadley she finds new sense in her life.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: horse, friends, hopes, family life, animal life, teenage life, human spirit, rehabilitation, coming of age, farm, youth, friendship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 459
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, family problems, teenage life, family relations, friends, haunted by the past, orphan, introspection, society, eccentric family, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, parents and children, young heroes, animal life, family life, coming of age, horse riding, horse, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Biscuit Eater (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nothing warms the heart like the story of a boy and his dog. Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) and Text (George Spell) are two friends determined, against all odds, to turn a misfit hound into a hero. Tennessee farmer and dog trainer Harve McNeil (Earl ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, coming of age, pets, against the odds, family life, animal life, disorder, hopes, family, young heroes, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, georgia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Walking Thunder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1850's, a young boy and his family on their way West become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: old west, coming of age, family, escapades, forces of nature, youth, danger, adventure, parents and children, heroes, orphan, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 264
The Yearling (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1870s Florida, a rural family struggles to survive. A lonely twelve-year-old son, Jody (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child, against his mother's better judgment eventually persuades his parents to allow him a pet fawn, which Jody grows ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, adventure, family, orphan, youth, family life, animal life, pets, countryside, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 430
Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: friendship, small town, racism, hopes, youth, family problems, small town life, siblings relations, interracial relations, society, friends, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 151
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, injustice, small town, obsession, society, discrimination, youth, danger, interracial relations, family problems, missing child, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, friends, family relations, family, mischievous children, coming of age, single parent, youth, best friends, missing person, friendship, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Those Calloways (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: resort, cons and scams, siblings relations, village life, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, environmentalism, countryside, against the odds, family life, rally ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, uncle niece relationship, rich and poor, teenage life, family, master and servant, best friends, family relations, society, social differences ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 358
Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This heart warming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, haunted by the past, hopes, family, dealing with death, friends, redemption, starting over, friendship, human spirit, cat, bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Sound of the Spirit (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Beautiful and precocious Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. She and her father attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in their community. But when her father suddenly dies, Rivka's life changes forever. She ends up ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: fall in love, social relations, family relations, religions or cults, coming of age, rabbi, love and romance, society, culture clash, youth, religious differences, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.2
 682
Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, mischievous children, love and romance, parents and children, dealing with death, follow your dream, rivalry, underdog, cinderella story, rehabilitation, train, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 521
Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, friendship, governess, mountain, girl, friends, family relations, nanny, disability, family life, human spirit, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, fall in love, ghost, friends, family relations, animal life, follow your dream, adventure, hopes, family ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adventure, animal life, contests and competitions, parents and children, family, countryside, orphan, family relations, friends, youth ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, animal life, teenage life, family life, youth, farm, siblings relations, family, hopes, coming of age, friends, family relations ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: countryside, farm, youth, self discovery, small town, family relations, social relations, hopes, lifestyle, society, coming of age, small town life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: small town, parents and children, imaginary, family, miraculous event, young heroes, escapades, hopes, family life, animal life, human spirit, pets ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 531
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, hopes, dealing with death, youth, single parent, parents and children, young heroes, death in the family, family problems, family relations, friends, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 21K
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, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, young heroes, hopes, human spirit, animal life, trap, summer, boy, destiny, mother son relationship, heroes, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Cowgirls 'n Angels (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of rodeo trick-riders recruits a young girl to join them.
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: cowgirl, coming of age, direction and purpose, friends, family relations, self discovery, youth, friendship, hopes, parents and children, family, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, friendship, youth, race against time, danger, friends, family relations, animal life, human spirit, theme park, hopes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 613
Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, racism, college, discrimination, college life, injustice, love and romance, siblings relations, lifestyle, society, media, journalism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%