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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
Style: touching, exciting, sentimental, realistic, emotional, road movie, talky, visually appealing, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, train, prodigy, cowboy, loneliness, adventurer, train travel, on the road, parents and children, farm, young heroes, father son relationship, genius, unlikely friendships, tragedy, boy genius, dysfunctional family, family, youth, family relations, escapades, inventions and discoveries, longing, cross country, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, touching, humorous and realistic films with plots about family, runaway, family relations, storytelling, mentor, dialogue and adventure mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet: Martian Child (2007), Yoko (2012), Up (2009), The Good Dinosaur (2015), Duma (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, father son relationship, friendship, family relations, social worker, thanksgiving, small town, family, single parent, writer's life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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100%
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Yoko (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: yeti, friendship, family relations, friends, adventure, youth, family, escapades, young heroes, parents and children, mountain, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, germany
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100%
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Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, sweet, exciting, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: unlikely friendships, adventure, loneliness, follow your dream, talking animals, family, friendship, journey, obsessive quest, dog, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, venezuela, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, scenic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, friendship, family, unlikely partners, friends, partners, escapades, waterfall, meteorite, tyrannosaurus rex, fear ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Duma (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, bully, family relations, cheetah, adventure, adventurer, adolescence, escapades, youth, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 319K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, visually appealing, sentimental, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, steampunk, magical, adventure, filmmaking, friendship, street kid, kids in trouble, child's point of view, hopes, destiny, robot ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
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Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, friendship, family relations, zoo, socialite, family, adventure, chimpanzee, family life, fish out of water, rescue, pets ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, parents and children, journalism, youth, power relations, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure when Walt Disney presents The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings). Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, on the run, orphan, coming of age, faked death, americana, interracial relations, lesson, lynch mob, bloodhound, wanted, child in peril ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 2K
Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, young heroes, friendship, youth, teenage life, pets, father son relationship, ocean, animal life ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, dysfunctional family, train, suicide attempt, reconciliation, grief, journey, train travel, on the road, sibling relationship, encounter, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, himalaya, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: loss of spouse, family reunited, loneliness, family relations, retired, doctor, widower, parents and children, holiday, family problems, siblings relations, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, rescue, daring rescue, family relations, friend, ocean, island, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, childhood, friends, young heroes, mischievous children, parents and children, bad luck, school, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, small town, coming of age, rescue, family, seal the animal, orphan, social relations, disorder, animal life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 60s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 3K
Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, pets, escapades, animal life, disorder, cross country, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, cross country, journey, family relations, family life, disorder, youth, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, coming of age, adventure, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Incredible Journey (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, on the road, animal life, friends, hopes, survival, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Jumping Ship (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Joseph, Matthew and Andrew Lawrence (TV's Brotherly Love) star in this thrilling, action-packed sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie Horse Sense. It's first-class adventure on the high seas for Michael Woods (Joseph Lawrence) and ...
Style: exciting, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, resort, adventure, chase, treasure hunt, siblings relations, daring rescue, island, family life, parents and children, ship, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 25K
Millions (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: robbery, stolen money, single parent, young heroes, youth, human nature, parents and children, greed, christmas, brother brother relationship, drug use, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, liverpool, britain, uganda ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 15K
Paulie (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: parrot, thief, research, family, adventure, bird, friendship, disorder, friends, animal life, fish out of water, wish come true ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 77K
Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.
Style: touching, dark fantasy, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: adventurer, adventure, wizards, fictional reality, family, young heroes, parents and children, family relations, writers, fantasy becomes reality, disappearance, father daughter relationship ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 25K
Fly Away Home (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: goose, rescue, aviation, tragedy, against the odds, family, death in the family, hang glider, bird, inventor, adventure, ecology ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid’s life – middle school! That won’t be easy, considering he’s surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, funny, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: middle school, bully, teenager, high school life, childhood, peer pressure, child protagonist, diary, brother brother relationship, fat boy, coming of age, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 27K
Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dog, youth, teenage life, adventure, friendship, pets, escapades, betrayal, rescue, family, police investigation, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, afghanistan, texas, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Dog Named 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, therapy, dog, war veteran, family relations, parents and children, cell, teenager, adoption, loyalty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 15K
The Wizard (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Corey (Fred Savage) refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl (Jenny Lewis), who notices that Jimmy has a special ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adventure, computer game, on the road, video game, family, family relations, siblings relations, contests and competitions, competition, hopes, rivalry, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, nevada, usa, utah, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: cat, pets, dealing with death, afterlife, veterinarian, family, adventure, family life, terminal illness, animal life, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: boy dog relationship, wilderness, survival, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, youth, young heroes, teenage life, parents and children, child in peril ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 156K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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, sad, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, family, pets, friendship, couple relations, family relations, marriage, parenthood, journalist, couples, family life, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%