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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, family relations, single mother, teenage girl, farm, widow, mother daughter relationship, naturalist, teen angst, violinist, single parent, countryside, child's point of view
Time: victorian era, 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 sentimental films with plots about family relations, friendship, youth, friends, family, mother daughter relationship and family life mostly in Drama, Family and Biography genres. Some movies like A Girl of the Limberlost: Mermaid (2000), Smitty (2012), Where the Red Fern Grows (1974), The Railway Children (1970), The Challengers (1991). 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: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, friendship, parents and children, family problems, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, compassion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: female director, teenage girl, store, burglar, mother daughter relationship, family relations, girl, doorman, homelessness, sister sister relationship, van, single mother ...
Place: london
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84%
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 531
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, pets, family relations, family, coming of age, youth, single parent, farm, dog, friends, teaching the ways of the world, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, coming of age, animal life, friends, parents and children, adventure, youth, family, orphan, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, railway station, countryside, adventure, family, child's point of view, human spirit, friendship, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, victorian, 1800s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, nightstick, boat, bedroom, widow, bicycle, small town, single mother, mother daughter relationship, boy, girl ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: countryside, family relations, father son relationship, hunting, cancer, farm, friendship, violence, death of father, love triangle, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: touching, feel good, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, family relations, family, friends, injustice, youth, society, life is a bitch, discrimination, racism, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: farm, family problems, countryside, family life, dysfunctional family, single parent, healing power, family relations, animal life, dealing with death, hopes, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, animal life, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, fall in love, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas movie, wish come true, single parent, christmas eve, holiday, family, parents and children, friendship, family relations, friends, youth, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, family relations, youth, family life, family, school, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: horse, farm, animal life, friends, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, family life, youth, rehabilitation, hopes, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, family life, golden years, love and romance, buddies, youth, small town life, countryside ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: spelling bee, elementary school, rivalry, family relations, african american, self esteem, human spirit, human nature, hopes, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, self discovery, hopes, youth, farm, poverty, social relations, small town life, society, small town, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Touch the Sun: Princess Kate (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kate McLelland's life is a normal one of a girl her age in the eastern suburbs, until her discovery that she is adopted. This is the story of her search for her natural mother and the resulting relationship.
Plot: teenage girl, parent child relationship, search for mother, adoptive mother adopted daughter relationship, family relations, family secret, father daughter relationship, birth mother, 14 year old, adoptive father adopted daughter relationship, adopted daughter, adoption ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, teenage life, friends, family relations, rivalry, parents and children, society, social misfits, heroes, youth, family, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, dishonesty, ghost, youth, reunion, self discovery, countryside, hopes, single parent, buddies, unfulfillment, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 271
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, rich girl, husband wife reunion, girls' school, snowstorm, schooner, private school, car falling off a cliff, father daughter reunion, porter, snob, snobbism ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 390
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: psychological, sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, post traumatic stress disorder, coming of age, against humanity, dealing with death, youth, battles, friends, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, young heroes, orphan, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, social differences ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, tear jerker ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, friendship, countryside, family life, performer's life, ambition, contests and competitions, orphan, nanny, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, heartbreaking, clever, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, parents and children, writer's life, actor, family relations, death, funeral, artists and showbiz, human nature, widow, writers ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, nursing, pets, family life, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the 1960s, Christmas in Canaan is a drama about a black family and a white family that learn to love each other out of their Christian beliefs.
Style: atmospheric, light, captivating, sentimental
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, childhood, family relations, african american, farm, father son relationship, friendship, love, society, rivalry, wheelchair ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, mountain, family relations, friendship, girl, governess, family life, human spirit, optimism, friends, disability, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, estrangement, youth, hopes, pets, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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 ...
Plot: bikini, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, family conflict, mental illness, mother daughter conflict, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946 wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father, is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, young heroes, mischievous children, crumbling marriage, youth, single parent, family problems, family gatherings, eccentric family, homecoming ...
Time: 70s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%