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Happiness Is... (1975)
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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: friendship, religion, alcoholic, ambulance, christianity, grandfather, lie, mother daughter relationship, forgiveness, river, christian, basement, child protagonist, bicycle, relic, gift, locked in a basement, initiation, prank, electrocution, grandfather grandson relationship, religious conversion, milkman, tomboy, rite of passage ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out christian film, humorous, feel good and light films with plots about christian, prayer, friendship, christianity, family relations, religion and faith mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Happiness Is...: Wide Awake (1998), The Healing (1983), Second Glance (1992), Whitcomb's War (1980), Camp Tough Love (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gavin Stone, a washed-up former child star, is forced to do community service at a local megachurch and pretends to be Christian so he can land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life ...
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, christian film
Plot: community service, child star, redemption, christian, self discovery, actor's life, religious conversion, character change, religion, christianity, lifestyle change, change of heart ...
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95%
 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, teenage life, human spirit, coming of age, friendship, religion, nun, family relations, boys' school ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.4
 16
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: doctor, nurse, alcohol abuse, religious conversion, drunk, religion, bum, drug addict, grief, bible, christian, alcoholic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 3.8
 477
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: school, desire, christian propaganda, religion, teenage boy, bully, car, conflict, teenager, divorce, wish fulfillment, christianity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: evil businessman, christian, religious conversion, protest, good versus evil, sermon, atheist, meeting, small town, church, pastor, bible ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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.
Style: psychological, christian film, tense, humorous, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: bully, christianity, depression, belief in god, friendship, faith, submission, teenager, social relations, society, mute girl, female bully ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The War with Grandpa (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sixth-grader Peter is pretty much your average kid—he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed moves in with Peter’s family, the boy is forced to give up his most ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, light ...
Plot: grandfather grandson relationship, elderly, boy, grandfather, family conflict, family feud, christmas, father daughter relationship, resentment, brother sister relationship, love, friendship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, christianity, religious persecution, faith, christian propaganda, religion, teacher, lawsuit, atheist, religious fanatic, church, manipulation ...
Place: phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.0
 24
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: death of husband, grief, christianity, christian, religious conversion, fighter jet, vietnam veteran, air force base, colonel, river, funeral, jet plane ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: captivating, feel good, sincere, entertaining
Plot: foster home, foster child, bully, friendship, secret, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, name calling, social worker, social services, transformation, dead husband ...
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 241
The Current (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jake loves living in Chicago but when big city violence hits a little too close to home his parents buy a campground in rural Minnesota and move the family there. Jake hates living at the campground until he meets Peter, the boy across the river. ...
Style: christian film, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, hopes, rebelliousness, river, countryside, getting home, christianity, father son relationship, faith, death of grandmother, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, dog, father daughter relationship, single father, mischievous children, friendship, loneliness, pets, family relations, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: \When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle ...
Style: christian film, inspirational, sentimental, thought provoking, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: sick child, miraculous event, little girl, christian, child protagonist, medical, illness, faith, leukemia, heaven, parent child relationship, christianity ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 71
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: horse, ambulance, loss of father, bully, high school principal, forgiveness, mother son relationship, bible quote
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.6
 293
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, heartbreaking ...
Plot: horse ranch, coming of age, family relations, teenager, summer, mother daughter relationship, farmhouse, country, horse, self discovery, friendship, tomboy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 97
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: faith, suffering, forgiveness, pride, selfishness, christian, family relations, debt, credit card, loss, job, wealth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: memory, santa claus, christmas, father son relationship, friendship, male protagonist, uncle nephew relationship, husband wife relationship, snow, child protagonist, aunt nephew relationship, christmas eve ...
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51%
 6.4
 476
Girl Flu. (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bird, a smart level-headed tween, and her immature stoner mom gracelessly navigate the arrival of Bird’s first period, which she gets on the last day of school… in front of the entire class.
Style: sincere, psychological, unusual plot structure, humorous, contemplative
Plot: bully, mother daughter relationship, menstruation, coming of age, lesbian, lesbian couple, narcissistic woman, friendship, friends, parent child relationship, youth, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, pre-teens, date night, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: friendship, summer school, nanny, camp, teenage life, parents and children, friends, nothing goes right, siblings relations, children, babysitting, summer camp ...
Time: 90s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Christian Mingle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young, modern single woman enters the world of online dating looking for an instant soul mate.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, christian film
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, society, looking for love, love and romance, couples, religions or cults, couple relations, fall in love, christianity, dating, female protagonist, online dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 516
Hidden Secrets (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man finds himself torn between his current girlfriend and an old flame at a funeral of friend where lifestyles and attitudes clash over a long weekend in this faith-based dramedy.
Style: christian film, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: religion, introspection, college, hopes, society, youth, lifestyle, couples, midlife crisis, adolescence vs adulthood, redemption, twentysomething life ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 94
The Late Liz (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.
Style: christian film
Plot: alcohol abuse, divorce, party, doctor, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, christian, religious conversion, alcoholic, priest, church, christianity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 42
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: faith, mother daughter relationship, morality, actress, religious conversion, meeting, selfishness, hypocrisy, commitment, bible, sermon, congregation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, entertaining, multicultural, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, teen drama
Plot: first love, culture clash, adolescence, boy with glasses, killing an animal, brother sister relationship, teenage boy, teenage girl, father son relationship, bullying, deer hunting, nostalgia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 674
Switched (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tired of being bullied, Cassandra Evans prays that her nemesis, Katie Sharp, the queen bee of social media, would know what it’s like to walk a day in her shoes. Her prayer is answered in an unexpected way when they get switched.
Style: humorous, psychological, feel good, light, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: teenage girl, cheerleader, switching bodies, teenager, school, high school, social media, internet, prank, teacher, fame, friend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 11K
Troop Zero (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troupe of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, feel good, humorous, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: competition, girl, squad, mischievous children, teamwork, teenager, family relations, dream, friendship, ambition, scout, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suicide, flashback, hospital, teenager, pastor, ambulance, christianity, outcast, depression, christian, suicide attempt, troubled teen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, parents and children, journalism, youth, power relations, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 15K
War Room (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The family-friendly movie explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But ...
Style: inspirational, christian film, biblical, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, african american protagonist, life, family relations, propaganda, beautiful scenery, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, intergenerational friendship, marital problem, life philosophy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: friendship, friend, father son relationship, underground movement, religious conversion, religious differences, muslim, christian, religion, church, religious persecution, outcast ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%