Movies like A Girl of the Limberlost

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A Girl of the Limberlost (1990)
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A Girl of the Limberlost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in 1908 rural Indiana attends high school despite her mother's fierce opposition of her life, the friendship of a free-spirted older woman helps her stick to her goals.
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, family relations, farm, single mother, mother daughter relationship, widow, naturalist, single parent, countryside, violinist, teen angst, teenage angst, child's point of view
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 1900s
Place: indiana

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Most similar movies to A Girl of the Limberlost

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, friendship, youth, friends, family, mother daughter relationship and countryside mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like A Girl of the Limberlost: Mermaid (2000), Where the Red Fern Grows (1974), The Sweetest Gift (1998), The Railway Children (1970), Smitty (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, family problems, single parent, hopes, family, parents and children, friendship, death in the family, child's point of view, widow, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: countryside, friendship, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, contests and competitions, youth, family, adventure, orphan, animal life, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, family relations, discrimination, racism, life is a bitch, youth, society, family, friends, injustice, farmer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, family relations, countryside, adventure, family, child's point of view, human spirit, friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century, 70s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 613
Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, pets, single parent, farm, coming of age, youth, dog, teaching the ways of the world, friends, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Greatest Store In The World (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Geraldine and her two daughters, Livvie and Angeline, are living rough on the streets on London. When their van blows up, they must find an alternitive place to stay. At first, they live in temporary housing, but the conditions are unbearable. ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, sister sister relationship, burglar, van, single mother, security guard, teenage girl, girl, department store, store, homelessness ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Challengers (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After her father dies and she moves to a new town, Mackie wants to join a certain gang/band. But they've got this boys-only rule. So Mackie comes up with an audacious plan...only it begins to backfire.
Plot: talent show, grief, moving, family relations, gender, river, children, boat, widow, videotaping, friendship, ice cream ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Amour d'enfance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This feature length entry from shorts director Caumon deals with a turbulent mother and son relationship in a rural setting.
Plot: cancer, farm, violence, hunting, love triangle, family relations, countryside, death of father, father son relationship, friendship, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family, youth, family relations, friends, animal life, young at heart, stepfather, wealthy family, white horse, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. Her two daughters are pre-occupied with their own young families and her adopted son ...
Style: sincere, feel good, captivating, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, family life, orphan, adoption, friendship, couples, doctors and patients, widow, golden years, family relations, estrangement, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
All Roads Lead Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, countryside, family problems, farm, hopes, dealing with death, single parent, death in the family, healing power, family relations, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bridge to Terabithia (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school.
Plot: school, bereavement, drawing, first love, puppy, boy, family relations, student, friendship, little girl, father son relationship, teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, friends, family life, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, boy, school, tree, poverty, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Scotland 1865, An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, anthology
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dealing with death, pets, family relations, animal life, friends, friendship, adoption, countryside, caretaker, cemetery, pneumonia ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, family life, family relations, family, school, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, contests and competitions, family relations, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, hound dog, animal life, mountain, ghost ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Our House (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Our House is an American television drama series that aired on NBC for two seasons from September 11, 1986 to May 8, 1988. The series centers on the Witherspoon family and the challenges they face adjusting to life with three generations living in ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, single parent, single mother, parents and children, family life, youth, family, in-laws, brother sister relationship, death of son, children, widow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Christmas Angel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: single parent, wish come true, christmas eve, holiday, family, family relations, friendship, parents and children, friends, youth, christmas, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: uplifting, feel good, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, small town, friendship, christmas, friends, small town life, family gatherings, countryside, adult virgin, eccentric family, family life, buddies ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Dark Horse (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 14 year old Allison has to go to a horse farm. With all the horses and the help of the owner Susan Hadley she finds new sense in her life.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: horse, animal life, farm, friends, coming of age, rehabilitation, youth, hopes, family life, friendship, teenage life, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Sister (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When unstable Connie is tragically widowed, she finds it impossible to care for her delinquent adolescent daughter, Niki, forcing her son, Bill, to take his sister in. As the two begin to forge a healthy bond, well-meaning Bill implements his own ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, family relations, mental illness, mother daughter conflict, family conflict, mother son relationship, family problems, life, relationship problems, sister, husband wife separation ...
Place: new hampshire, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: self esteem, elementary school, family relations, african american, rivalry, human spirit, human nature, hopes, teachers and students, self discovery, prodigy, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Dog the Champion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Champion is a "diamond in the rough" story about a dog named Scout, a cattle dog who decided she didn't like herding cattle. Scout's owner, Billy, a rancher struggling to stay in business, pegs her as a useless, broken tool and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, teenage life, social misfits, heroes, family, society, rivalry, ambition, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, dishonesty, single parent, youth, buddies, ghost, hopes, unfulfillment, estrangement, family problems, human nature, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Those Calloways (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, human spirit, curses spells and rituals, social decay, teaching the ways of the world, family life, village life, countryside, cons and scams, against the odds, resort, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s
Place: new england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Wild About Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: British widower Harry Goodhart (Tate Donovan) decides to make a fresh start and moves with his teenage daughters (Danielle Savre and Skye McCole Bartusiak) to Cape Cod in 1973. But Harry can't leave behind the secret that threatens to tear his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, love and romance, couples, gender, gay parent, widower, single father, secret, teenage girl ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Alan & Naomi (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, post traumatic stress disorder, friends, battles, youth, against humanity, misfit, coming of age, dealing with death ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, hopes, youth, self discovery, farm, poverty, bittersweet, social relations, small town life, countryside, small town ...
Time: 50s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 306
Lantern Hill (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the ...
Plot: supernatural, visit, little girl, friendship, school, secret, father daughter relationship, train, teasing, wealth, mother daughter relationship, dog ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: nova scotia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in Kansas in the year 1910. Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer who is still saddened by the death of his wife during childbirth several years earlier, finds that the task of taking care of his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, farm, bereavement, single parent, prairie, family life, self discovery, small town life, parents and children, human nature, love affair, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 90s
Place: kansas, usa, maine, new england, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%