Movies like Paper Planes

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Paper Planes (2014)
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Paper Planes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film tells the story of 11-year-old Dylan (Ed Oxenbould), who is brought up by his father (Sam Worthington) in a remote town in the country of Australia. Dylan’s life is changed forever when he wins a place in the regional Paper Plane Championships in Sydney. The heart warming journey of a young boy and his father reconnecting after a family’s struggle will have us cheering them all the way to the world championships of paper plane flying in Japan.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ambition, family relations, contests and competitions, parents and children, competition, championship, contest, winner, rich kid, family, youth, school, airplane, teacher, friendship, hotel, father, sun, professional, heat wave, school teacher, winning, victory, lesson, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: japan, australia, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to Paper Planes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, feel good and sentimental films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, family, friends, hopes and friendship mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Paper Planes: Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Storm (2009), The One I Wrote For You (2014), Eskil & Trinidad (2013), Finn (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parents and children, friendship, contests and competitions, family, friends, animal life, family relations, pets, father son relationship, dog, jealousy, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The One I Wrote For You (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: THE ONE I WROTE FOR YOU follows a songwriter who defers his dreams to support his family. He gets a second chance when his 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, secretly enters his name into a song writing contest/reality show. Fourteen original songs help ...
Style: touching, serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, family, hopes, parents and children, contests and competitions, tv show, music, artists and showbiz, reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, parents and children, village life, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, sport team, friends, village, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, friendship, youth, father figure, follow your dream, parents and children, family relations, hopes, elderly, teachers and students, musician's life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
61%
Flicka: Country Pride (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Flicka and Toby help out a struggling stable owner and her teenage daughter.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, teenage love, jealousy, youth, family relations, ambition, save the day, contests and competitions, friends, money raising, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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
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 ⇓
60%
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Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: against the odds, teenage life, mischievous children, follow your dream, ambition, athlete and trainer, family life, teaching the ways of the world, rehabilitation, hopes, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: mentally challenged, coming of age, family, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, ambition, youth, follow your dream, siblings relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: friends, family relations, friendship, family, youth, parents and children, children, strong female character, hopes, bullying, soccer, boys' choir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, small town, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, animal life, human spirit, pets, young heroes, magic, dog, retirement home ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Country Christmas Story (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A starry-eyed young girl journeys from the mountains of Appalachia to the stage at Dollywood, where she discovers the impact of African-Americans on the world of country music - while at the same time competing in a country music competition for ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, ambition, church choir, couples, family, love and romance, holiday, small town, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Isabelle is an inspired dancer, but when her sister and a classmate make her doubt herself, she's motivated by a ballerina to find her own way to shine. Stars Erin Pitt & Grace Davidson.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, follow your dream, friendship, dance school, youth, family, family relations, artists and showbiz, friends, siblings relations, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, starting over, contests and competitions, parents and children, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, family, family relations, youth, farm, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 2K
Angels Sing (2012)
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, family relations, family life, haunted by the past, mysterious character, youth, parents and children, friendship, family
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 1K
Timboektoe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: De ouders van Isa en haar oudere broer Kars gooien het roer om en beginnen een camping in Frankrijk. Isa en Kars hebben het gevoel naar Timboektoe te verhuizen en alles te verliezen. Lang klagen ze gelukkig niet, want al snel maken ze nieuwe ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage love, love and romance, family, fish out of water, father son relationship, life turned upside down, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Midnight Stallion (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: feel good, captivating, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, contests and competitions, family business, horse riding, family relations, social relations, against the odds, human spirit, farm, ambition, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Charlie & Me (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When her beloved grandfather Charlie suddenly falls ill, twelve year-old Casey finds herself making some life or death decisions - and learning to live with the consequences.
Style: uplifting, feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, single parent, love and romance, hopes, elderly, self discovery, death in the family, friends, bittersweet, golden years, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Eli & Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The life of the Yassif family becomes almost impossible when the father who is the city architect, is charged with taking bribes.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, investigation, family relations, crimes, youth, child protagonist, father son relationship, embezzlement, betrayal, coming of age, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family gatherings, wish come true, friendship, family problems, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: uplifting, sentimental, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, family life, nursing, pets, coming of age, orphan, farm, rabbit, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse trainer, friendship, self discovery, ambition, adventure, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, youth, family, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Cowgirls n' Angels (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of rodeo trick-riders recruits a young girl to join them.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, rodeo, direction and purpose, friendship, self discovery, youth, hopes, parents and children, family relations, cowgirl, search for father, missing father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, oklahoma, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, couples, family relations, parents and children, adoption, family life, youth, human animal relationship, rescue, grief ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, animal life, parents and children, family life, adventure, young heroes, colonial america, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, family, parents and children, family relations, family life, on the road, road trip, santa claus, youth, dolphins, mime, chicken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, unlikely couple, ambition, redemption, single parent, love and romance, hopes, bittersweet, contests and competitions, father daughter relationship, divorced man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Winky's Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Than everything will work out alright. Or will it?
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: shopping mall, family relations, fish out of water, family life, family, holiday, disorder, friends, hopes, youth, young heroes, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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