Movies like Happiness Is...

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Happiness Is... (1975)
 4.0
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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 efforts to keep the neighborhood tomboy out of their secret “boys only” club lead to a series of humurous and harrowing escapades. Heartwarming entertainment that will bring back memories for parents as they watch it with their children, HAPPINESS IS…illustrates that faith, truthfulness and honesty are possible in today’s world.
Style: christian film
Plot: religion, friendship, christianity, alcoholic, ambulance, lie, bicycle, river, grandfather, christian, child protagonist, forgiveness, mother daughter relationship, relic, prayer, gift, basement, grandfather grandson relationship, prank, electrocution, religious conversion, milkman, tomboy, asking for forgiveness, hymn ...

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Most similar movies to Happiness Is...

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, christian film and touching films with plots about friendship, family relations, christian, prayer, coming of age, family and friends mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Happiness Is...: The Healing (1983), Whitcomb's War (1980), The Shepherd (1984), Second Glance (1992), Wide Awake (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.7
 11
The Healing (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: He finally met someone who specialized in damaged hearts. In this stirring drama, a promising young physician slides into alcoholism, following his wife’s tragic death. Having lost everything, he lands in a skid row mission, where he meets some ...
Style: christian film
Plot: drug addiction, drunk, bum, religious conversion, bible quote, drug withdrawal, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, drug addict, christian, doctor, nurse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Whitcomb's War (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A businessman, a preacher, and a host of comic characters battle for spiritual control of a small mid-western town. Bible carrying preacher, David Whitcomb battles stubborn businessman Phil Esteem and three bumbling and treacherous demons as they ...
Style: christian film
Plot: demon, pastor, sermon, protest, religious conversion, meeting, atheist, bible quote, christianity, religion, bible, prayer ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
 16
The Shepherd (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A father chooses between his enemy and the life of his own son. Bursting with “Top Gun” action, THE SHEPHERD explodes into the lives and conflicts of the men who push the edge of supersonic danger while defending our skies. The resulting ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christianity, christian, death of husband, fighter pilot, fighter jet, colonel, religious conversion, vietnam war veteran, pilot, grief, canoe, prayer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 3.9
 393
Second Glance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Dan Burgess is a Christian. Dan Burgess thinks he's not impacting anyone for the LORD. Dan Burgess thinks he's missing out on "all the fun". Dan Burgess wants out of the Christian life. Then... one day... Dan Burgess is forced to ...
Style: christian film
Plot: bully, religion, christian, desire, car, christian propaganda, alternate timeline, alternate reality, christianity, conflict, trial, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 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, society, death in the family, human spirit, teenage life, friendship, religion, nun, family relations, boys' school, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, captivating, sincere
Plot: foster home, foster child, friendship, mother daughter relationship, bully, brother sister relationship, secret, name calling, social worker, transformation, 12 year old, dead husband ...
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, family relations, pets, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.8
 194
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, humorous, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: horse ranch, coming of age, country, farmhouse, teenager, summer, horse, mother daughter relationship, self discovery, family relations, friendship, tomboy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 5.5
 60
Decision (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family in despair rediscovers its faith in this uplifting drama from the producers of WWJD: What Would Jesus Do?
Style: christian film
Plot: bible quote, forgiveness, bully, horse, high school principal, loss of father, ambulance, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow globe as an early Christmas present and ...
Plot: santa claus, memory, christmas, friendship, food, father son relationship, flashback, prank, husband wife relationship, uncle nephew relationship, gift, grandfather grandson relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: friendship, summer school, nanny, camp, teenage life, parents and children, friends, nothing goes right, siblings relations, friendship between girls, children, 13 year old ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 77
The Late Liz (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.
Style: christian film
Plot: priest, alcohol abuse, sleeping pill, female protagonist, christianity, christian, party, divorce, prayer, doctor, religious conversion, drunk ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 34
In His Steps (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A priest challenges the members of his congregation to not just go to church every Sunday, but to actually follow in Jesus's footsteps in their daily lives. From Charles M. Sheldon's book that launched the saying "What would Jesus Do?
Style: christian film
Plot: hypocrite, pastor, church service, sermon, meeting, religious conversion, prayer, reporter, mother daughter relationship, faith, newspaper, moral transformation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: first love, adolescence, culture clash, deer hunting, small town, boy with glasses, vegetarian, nostalgia, father son relationship, bullying, teenage girl, teenage boy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Camp Tough Love (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Chloe, a troubled teen, meets other troubled girls and must come to grips with her Christian faith at a camp where she must earn her way out.
Audience: teen drama
Plot: bully, cabin, teenager, mute girl, belief in god, suicidal, depression, christianity, vandalism, peer pressure, camp counselor, judge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Behind The Sun (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Samir Majan a young man born and raised a Muslim in the Middle East attends college in America. While at college Samir becomes a Christian, and must go home and face his family.
Style: christian film
Plot: church, muslim, religious intolerance, religious differences, airport, christian, religion, friendship, father son relationship, prayer, friend, religious conversion ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, parents and children, youth, power relations, journalism, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, buddies, hopes, obsessive quest, child illness, family problems, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, quarry, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Face in the Mirror (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The dramatic story of a group of young people’s response to a desperate teen’s cry for help.
Style: christian film
Plot: teenager, suicide, christianity, christian, hospital, ambulance, depression, gun, prayer, flashback, pastor, outcast ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 290
God's Country (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Meghan Doherty is a young, talented executive who neglects her mother and close friends to focus on one goal MAKING MONEY. After closing a multi-million dollar deal Meghan is asked by Mr. Randolph Whitaker (her boss/CEO) to close a deal of a ...
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: land, religions or cults, desert, society, ambition, change of heart, faith, career woman, pastor, bible, greed, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Between The Walls (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Peter King discovers that his father had audio recorded everything that happened in his childhood home. This comes as Pete and his family clean out the house before it is repossessed. With only five days left, he must reconcile with a past that has ...
Plot: suffocation, theft, christian, religion, unemployment, domineering father, overprotective father, house, debt, foreclosure, secret room, tape recording ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: family outing, kids, 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, 40s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid’s life – middle school! That won’t be easy, considering he’s surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, talky, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: middle school, high school life, child protagonist, popularity, diary, brother brother relationship, cheese, coming of age, teenager, childhood, peer pressure, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.9
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Stand Strong (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Matt Webster measures his success by his possessions. Though he appears to have it all, pride of ownership does little to fill the void of a purposeless life. Brokern relationships, isolation and pain for himself and his family, are the result of ...
Style: christian film
Plot: credit card, healing, family relations, loss, foreclosure, debt, wealth, pride, forgiveness, success, faith, selfishness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, teenage life, mischievous children, self discovery, family relations, starting over, youth, best friends, young heroes, parents and children, family, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Christmas Snow (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For Kathleen, Christmas has always been an unwelcome reminder of her father’s abandonment almost 30 years ago. Although she has tried to forget her past, it has not forgotten her. In the days leading up to Christmas un unforgiving blizzard traps ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, family, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, suburbs, road not taken, family gatherings, isolation, single parent, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Wish For Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a high school senior finds out from her parents that she must miss the town's winter dance in order to attend church, she successfully wishes their faith away, bringing disastrous consequences to her family and community. To restore their ...
Style: christian film, light, entertaining, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: holiday, christmas, atheist, prayer, religion, faith, church, society, family problems, life philosophy, stereotypes, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The 4th Floor (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Growing up together. All emotions pass the revue. Friendship and hope survive all.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Plot: teen angst, friendship, friendship between boys, doctor patient relationship, cancer, prank, solidarity, hospital, human spirit, optimism, baldness, x ray ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The House of Tomorrow (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.
Style: semi serious, captivating, enigmatic, light
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage boy, first kiss, single father, grandmother grandson relationship, drummer, father son relationship, punk rock, photograph, painting, lie, drinking ...
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Princess Protection Program (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an evil dictator threatens to take over the kingdom, Princess Rosalinda gets put into the Princess Protection Program. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter, who works after school ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: princess, teenage life, school, teenager, youth, school dance, royal family, friendship, high school, family, best friends, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%