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Back Home (TV Movie) (1989)
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Back Home (TV Movie) (1989)
Original name: Back Home
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, young Rusty was sent to America for safety. It's now five years later and the spunky redhead returns to her native England. From the family she hardly remembers to snobby classmates and rule-filled boarding schools, Rusty must adapt to a whole new way of life.
Plot: world war two, dancing, school, friendship, family relations, post war, boy, independent woman, girl, father daughter relationship, grandmother, boarding school, brother sister relationship, redhead, mother daughter relationship, runaway, cigarette smoking, little brother, male female friendship, evacuation, 12 year old, fainting, classroom, redhead girl, school uniform ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: england, britain

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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, girl, school, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Family and War genres. Some movies like Back Home (TV Movie): Secret Places (1984), Carrie's War (2004), Back Home (2001), Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998), Alan & Naomi (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Secret Places (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young girls, soon to be women, sharing everything...except their secret places.
Plot: refugee, world war two, girls' school, female director, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, girl, lesbianism, suspicion, friendship, bathtub, crush ...
Place: britain, england
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Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: evacuation, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life, teenage life, escapades, forceful separation, family relations, youth, family, friendship, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: wales, england, london
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39%
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Back Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The war in Europe is over, but the one at home has only just begun. The Second World War is ending and throughout Britain, evacuees are returning home to their families - but not the families they remember. Like so many other women, Peggy’s life ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: world war two, homecoming, evacuation, aristocrat, mother daughter relationship, marriage, american soldier, presumed dead, loss of husband, stockings, boarding school, comics ...
Place: england
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37%
Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Now children evacuated from ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, orphan, adoption, single parent, hopes, war, youth, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, family relations, refugees, friends ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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
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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: psychological, sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, post traumatic stress disorder, dealing with death, misfit, against humanity, youth, battles, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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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, ghost, bedroom, classroom, absent father, braided hair, marital separation, farm, maid, hat, horse and wagon, sister sister relationship ...
Time: year 1935, 1930s
Place: toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
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Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: working class, childhood, school, coming of age, boy, friendship, soccer, nudity (full frontal - brief), bird, falcon, neglected child, friends ...
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Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eleven year old Maria has lost her little brother to cancer. Having disappeared into herself, her mother is no longer there for Maria and her father struggles to keep the family together. Maria meets Jacob, who is the same age as she, but with a ...
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 98 min.
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Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bridge to Terabithia (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 49 min.
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Opal Dream (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Anne of Green Gables (2016)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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