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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, locked in a basement, asking for forgiveness ...

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Most similar movies to Happiness Is...

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out christian film, humorous, touching and feel good films with plots about friendship, christian, prayer, family relations, religion, father son relationship and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Happiness Is...: The Healing (1983), Whitcomb's War (1980), The War with Grandpa (2020), The Shepherd (1984), Second Glance (1992). 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: nurse, religion, clinic, alcoholic, christian, grief, alcohol abuse, doctor, drug withdrawal, religious conversion, drug addict, bible quote ...
⇓ 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: bible, christianity, christian, atheist, prayer, good versus evil, sermon, meeting, pastor, small town, businessman, demon ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The War with Grandpa (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
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 ...
Plot: grandfather grandson relationship, love, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, boy, girl, friendship, new school, bullying, boyfriend, fishing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.1
 17
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 father, canoe, jet plane, fighter pilot, christian, air force base, prayer, christianity, pilot, vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, death of husband ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 3.9
 398
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: christianity, wish fulfillment, high school, prayer, christian, alternate timeline, school, alternate reality, bully, car, christian propaganda, desire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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, death in the family, society, teenage life, human spirit, 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: sincere, captivating, feel good, entertaining
Plot: foster home, foster child, friendship, brother sister relationship, bully, secret, mother daughter relationship, name calling, social worker, transformation, 12 year old, female protagonist ...
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, pets, family relations, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 4.8
 202
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, realistic, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Plot: horse ranch, coming of age, farmhouse, country, teenager, horse, summer, mother daughter relationship, self discovery, family relations, friendship, tomboy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 62
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: ambulance, forgiveness, bully, high school principal, bible quote, horse, loss of father, 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: memory, santa claus, christmas, male protagonist, friendship, child protagonist, aunt nephew relationship, christmas eve, grandfather grandson relationship, snow, father son relationship, toys ...
⇓ 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, family outing, date night, 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: sleeping pill, prayer, husband wife relationship, party, priest, religious conversion, alcoholic, female protagonist, hospital, divorce, alcohol abuse, suicide attempt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: newspaper, bible, faith, actress, hypocrisy, christian, mother daughter relationship, christianity, moral transformation, selfishness, commitment, stroke ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sincere, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, teen comedy, family outing
Plot: first love, adolescence, culture clash, halloween, small town, bullying, nostalgia, vegetarian, father son relationship, boy with glasses, killing an animal, 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, peer pressure, suicidal, camp counselor, judge, vandalism, depression, mute girl, belief in god, teenager, christianity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 463
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, contemplative, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, introspection, couples, society, lifestyle, youth, hopes, college, thirtysomething life, religions or cults, reunion, twentysomething life ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, journalism, youth, power relations, parents and children, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: airplane ticket, religious persecution, friendship, religion, religious differences, father son relationship, prayer, church, christian, islam, underground movement, religious intolerance ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 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, 1960s, quarry, 50s ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
 190
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, hopes, rebelliousness, countryside, lake or river, getting home, faith, christianity, father son relationship, death of grandmother, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, chicago illinois
⇓ 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: teenager, suicide, christian, flashback, pastor, christianity, outcast, gun, ambulance, hospital, suicide attempt, depression ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 295
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, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: land, religions or cults, society, ambition, desert, change of heart, career woman, faith, pastor, bible, female protagonist, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: prayer, cellar, basement, secret room, flashback, childhood memory, debt, overprotective father, theft, christian, anger, domineering father ...
⇓ 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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, americana, baseball, dog, family, child's point of view, lifestyle, youth, world war two, coming of age, dog movie ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, oxford university, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 71
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, pride, suffering, christian, selfishness, family relations, hopes, faith, loss, healing, success, wealth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, childhood, cheese, child protagonist, popularity, diary, brother brother relationship, coming of age, teenager, bully, peer pressure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, guatemala, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, starting over, family, young heroes, best friends, youth, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, dysfunctional family, couples, family, single parent, love and romance, hopes, breakup, family gatherings, isolation, parents and children, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 338
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.
Plot: switching bodies, social media, science teacher, exercise, girls' bathroom, roller skating, fame, lunch, roller skates, overalls, bully, girl with glasses ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%