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Foster (2011)
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Foster (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Some years after their son is killed, a married couple decide to adopt a child. One day a 7-year-old boy, Eli, unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep and things take a strange turn.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sincere, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family relations, hopes, life turned upside down, christmas, angel, healing, starting over, child as adult, save the day, psychological trauma, divine intervention, homeless man, bereavement, family, love and romance, idealism, strong female character, belief, taxi, toys, boy, banker, drifter, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england

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Most similar movies to Foster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, feel good, humorous and realistic films with plots about family relations, family, parents and children, youth, hopes, christmas and adoption mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Foster: Annie (2014), The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), Angels Sing (2013), Nicostratos the Pelican (2011), Change of Plans (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Annie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, adoption, family, foster child, hopes, parents and children, friends, dancing, rich and poor, billionaire, rags to riches, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
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100%
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, miraculous event, soccer, parents and children, childbirth, child birth, couple relations, sport, desire, family, family values, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 2K
Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, friendship, youth, mysterious character, parents and children, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: father son relationship, love and romance, island, teenage life, parents and children, family, hopes, social relations, human spirit, human animal relationship, pelican, friendship ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Change of Plans (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sally and Jason Danville's life are turned upside down when a tragic accident suddenly names them the caretakers of four young children.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, adoption, parents and children, family, couple relations, family life, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, orphan, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After her sister and brother-in-law's tragic death, an American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law's father, the Duke of Castlebury. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love and romance, prince, family relations, holiday, christmas, life turned upside down, fall in love, princess, butler, castle, christmas eve, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 147K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, couple relations, friendship, family, parenthood, journalist, family life, couples, chaos and mayhem, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Christmas Lodge (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation, she quickly realizes that the lodge that she loves has fallen into serious disrepair. With a lack of funds and a looming ...
Style: uplifting, semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, wish come true, human spirit, true love, family relations, love and romance, romance, family gatherings, reunion, hopes, family, christmas lights ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, parents and children, family, moral dilemma, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer rebonds with his estranged daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, family, elderly, father daughter estrangement, mother daughter relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, estrangement, youth, golden years, old man, chess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teddy Duncan's middle-class family embarks on a road trip from their home in Denver to visit Mrs. Duncans Parents, the Blankenhoopers, in Palm Springs. When they find themselves stranded between Denver and Utah, they try to hitch a ride to Las ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, parents and children, family, family relations, family life, on the road, road trip, santa claus, youth, female director, dolphins, crying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 930
Mr. Stink (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This family comedy based on David Walliam's best-selling book tells the story of Chloe, who sees Mr. Stink every day, but has never spoken to him. Before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual friend hiding in her garden shed. As it turns out that ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, friendship, family, intergenerational friendship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, friends, family relations, youth, homeless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 460
Duke (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A homeless vet leaves his dying dog and best friend, Duke, on the doorstep of a clinic. The dedicated staff nurse Duke back to health, and then launch a campaign to locate the vet and re-unite him with his best pal.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, pets, clinic, war veteran, therapy, dog, parents and children, family relations, cell, injury, male friendship, homeless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, workplace, family business, family life, down on your luck, life turned upside down, restaurant, hopes, brother brother relationship, greek, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, hopes, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, youth, family problems, family in crisis, life turned upside down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, parents and children, family relations, youth, starting over, best friends, family, young heroes, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Alice Upside Down (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Still mourning the death of her mother a few years back, ALICE McKINLEY finds her life seriously disrupted when her father BEN buys a store and moves her and her older brother LESTER to a new town. In the painful throes of adolescence, Alice has a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: school, adventure, teenage life, family life, disorder, family relations, coming of age, family, starting over, teachers and students, hopes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, touching, light, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, siblings relations, children, mischievous children, dog, family, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, farce, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, dysfunctional family, family, single parent, love and romance, hopes, breakup, couples, family gatherings, isolation, parents and children, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Gangsta Granny (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young boy is bored spending time with his dull grandma until he discovers she's an international Jewel thief.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: heist, elderly, family, grandparent grandchild relationship, family relations, crimes, unlikely criminals, jewel thief, grandfather grandson relationship, golden years, youth, ballroom dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
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Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Californian widower Joel Wallace, a successful businessman, is a great catch in a grand mansion, but absorbed by his work. His daughter Felice writes to a TV Christmas special, hoping for a 'new mammy'.
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, light, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nanny, family relations, single parent, christmas, hopes, family life, parents and children, fall in love, tv show, wish come true, romance, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 844
Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: romance, parents and children, family, fall in love, family relations, dog, single parent, pets, hopes, couples, friendship, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Golden Christmas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a magical summer together, a nine-year-old boy whispers his heart into the ear of a best friend. With a loyal, golden dog by their side, the boy and girl bury a time capsule of keepsakes then they go their separate ways. Years later, looking ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, christmas, animal life, getting home, family, starting over, pets, sister sister relationship, parent grown child relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, adoption, pets, dog, boy dog relationship, family relations, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.6
 952
Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, young heroes, hopes, small town life, friends, family relations, change of heart, small town, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pete's Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An overlooked middle child finds himself in the unexpected spotlight when he realizes his family's terrible Christmas day keeps repeating. As the only one experiencing the day over and over, he decides to use his unique gift to give the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time loop, christmas, starting over, family relations, teenager, youth, family, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, homecoming, female director ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Patchwork Family (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Christian is a divorced father who can only see his young daughter Vanessa every other weekend. When he meets the single mother Christine and decides to participate in a summer TV show, his whole life is turned upside down.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: unlikely couple, family relations, parents and children, ambition, love and romance, redemption, single parent, hopes, bittersweet, contests and competitions, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Nanny Express (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With their mother dead, Emily and Ben torment their nannies to quit as fast as their father hires them. Till a nanny named Kate shows up and slowly wins Ben over. That's bad enough, but when her father and Kate start to fall in love, Emily sets ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: nanny, love and romance, single parent, mischievous children, parents and children, teenage life, family life, matchmaking, prank, fall in love, romance, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie! Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals try anything to raise the money needed to save their ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: children, friends, save the day, family, family relations, gang, taxi, disorder, youth, goofy hero, eccentric family, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 20K
Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, family relations, social worker, thanksgiving, small town, family, single parent, writer's life, parents and children, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%