Movies like On Our Own 1998

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On Our Own (1998)
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On Our Own (1998)
Original name: Når mor kommer hjem...
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Three siblings ingeniously avoid being sent off to a children's home while their solo-mother serves a short sentence in a prison for shoplifting. Rather than have the news leak out and have to be escorted off with the eccentric welfare officer, they invent a 'never present' dad who is looking after them.
Plot: children, female director, single mother, childhood, female prisoner, thief, pickpocket, brother sister relationship
Place: denmark, copenhagen

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about children, female director, family relations, family, friendship, boy and youth mostly in Family, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like On Our Own: Peter Bell (2002), Lotta Leaves Home (1993), Wallah Be (2002), Bambi's Childhood (1985), Oskar & Josefine (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Peter Bell (2002)
Genre: Family
Country: Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Peter is a cheerful, but not a very obedient boy who is growing In a very ordinary Dutch family. His pranks amuse some and cause a lot of trouble to others. Peter pranks are so numerous and incredible, that hit the front pages of city newspapers. ...
Plot: female director, zeppelin, ink, parade, thief, brother sister relationship, diamond, children, pharmacy, newspaper, friendship, aunt ...
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Lotta Leaves Home (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A feisty five-year-old girl Lotta decides to move away from home. And no, she doesn't want to put on the stupid sweater.
Plot: children, female director, runaway
Place: eastern europe
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Wallah Be (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Life is not easy when you are a Danish kid called Aksel who loves meatballs. Especially when you would much rather want to be one of the cool Muslim boys who wear those golden necklaces and say cool stuff in Arabic. To worsen things, during the ...
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Place: denmark
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Bambi's Childhood (1985)
Genre: Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Story: First of the two movies bases on the novel "Bambi, a Life in the Woods" written by Felix Salten.
Plot: female director, family relations, boy, nature, father son relationship, mother son relationship
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Peter Bell II: The Hunt for the Czar Crown (2003)
Genre: Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rascally Pietje and his Black Hand gang tangle with villain Stark as he and two cronies scheme to steal a priceless royal crown.
Plot: female director, children, medical examination, extortion, theft, bed, punishment, diving, swimwear, butt naked, nosebleed, cell ...
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Oskar & Josefine (2005)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Oscar and Josefine are celebrating Midsummer with Oscar's grandparents in the country. A demon, Thorsen, gives Josefine the gift of enabling her to travel back in time. Visiting Oscar's family in the 17th century, Josefine saves a sickly ...
Plot: scaffold, executioner, journey, grandmother grandson relationship, sick child, boy girl relationship, boy, girl, locket, motor scooter, magic, time travel ...
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, denmark
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61%
My Sister's Kids (2001)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Erik Lund is a professor in child psychology. When his sister and her husband go on vacation, he is left in charge of their five children. He really feels up to it, since he is now going to be able to try out his skills in child psychology. However, ...
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Katja's Adventure (1999)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark, Norway, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Danish Katja looks for a lost falcon while on vacation in Italy.
Plot: binoculars, rain, forest, truck, falcon, tree, children, beach
Place: denmark, italy
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59%
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Little Virgil and Freddy Frogface (1980)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Virgil lives in a henhouse with his best friend Oscar, a one-legged rooster. Virgil's worst enemy is Orla, the local bully-boy. When a circus comes to town, Virgil hires on as the Human Cannonball's apprentice. The role is a perfect ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Muffin (1973)
Genre: Family
Country: Poland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A story of an eight year old girl nicknamed "Muffin" who is trying to adapt to life in a big city.
Plot: letter, children, play, train, dentist, sheep, family relations, streetcar
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The Rascal (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Torben's father and farmer Jacob make a trade. Jacob gets a gearbox and Torben's father gets peace: Torben must be at farmer Jacob on the farm the rest of his summer holidays. It was Jacob never have done ...! Absolutely terrific Danish ...
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Six Kids and the Honeymooners (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Erik and Lisbeth are getting married and then honeymoon to Austria. When Mom and Dad need to have another baby, the four small decides to go on the honeymoon as well. They hide in the caravan and come unseen to Austria. Since they do not have ...
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Place: austria
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The Adventure of A.R.I.: My Robot Friend (2020)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A teenager summons the courage to help a friendly robot known as A.R.I. kidnapped by a ruthless lab director working for a powerful corporation seeking to turn him into a dangerous weapon in order to rule the world.
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Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bullerbyn är en liten, liten by i Småland. Där ligger tre gårdar. I Mellangården bor Lisa med sina bröder Lasse och Bosse, i Norrgården bor systrarna Britta och Anna och i Sörgården bor Olle. Ja, och så Kerstin också, Olles lillasyster. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
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The World of Us (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
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Audience: kids
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46%
My Sisters Kids in the Snow (2002)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 55 min.
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Genre: Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: female director, orphan
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Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
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Place: london
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The Wild Soccer Bunch (2003)
Genre: Family
Country: Germany
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Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Krummerne (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The tween, Mads, finds it hard to fit in. Having feelings for a girl in class and a clumsy farther who is a teacher at his school doesn't help. By an uforseen chance of events, Mads becomes somewhat of a hero, but will he win the girl?
Plot: child's point of view, dumb criminal, criminal, basement, ghost, house, school principal, childhood, scandinavian girl, danish blonde, family relations, heist ...
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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39%
Tsatsiki, Mum and the Policeman (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 91 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
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38%
The Children of Noisy Village (1986)
Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Children of Noisy Village (Swedish: Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn) is a 1986 film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on books by Astrid Lindgren. The movie starred Anna Sahlin and premiered in December 6, 1986 ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
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Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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The Master Detective and Rasmus (1997)
Genre: Family, Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
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A Clever Little Girl Like Lotta (1992)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Lotta is a five old girl living in Sweden with her mother, father, brother and sister. She is living the very normal life of all children of her age...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
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