Movies like Wonder

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Wonder (2017)
 8.0
 111K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, inspirational, touching
Plot: school, middle school, bullying, friendship, family relations, child, deformity, halloween, father son relationship, hospital, mask, fight, family, happy ending, mother son relationship, science teacher, prejudice, justice, home schooling, food, science, computer, beach, wine, singing ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania

Most similar movies to Wonder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about friendship, family relations, family, school, youth, storytelling and culture clash mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Wonder: Front of the Class (2008), Gifted (2017), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Jessica Darling's It List (2016), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, social misfits, teachers and students, stuttering, disability, family relations, dedicated educator, overcoming, follow your dream, hopes, family, overbearing parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
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94%
 7.6
 82K
Gifted (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: inspirational, touching, sweet, realistic, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child prodigy, school, mathematics, friendship, uncle niece relationship, genius, childhood, cat, teacher, prize, redemption, custody battle ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, rivalry, self esteem, african american, human nature, human spirit, hopes, teachers and students, single parent, self discovery, elementary school, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jessica Darling's It List (2016)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Jessica Darling – a smart, witty, opinionated girl heading into 7th grade – was never too concerned about where she'd fit in the middle school hierarchy. But before her first day of school, her older sister — the super popular Bethany, ...
Plot: middle school, cheerleading, popular girl, teenager, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, talky, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: middle school, high school life, popularity, diary, coming of age, childhood, teenager, child protagonist, brother brother relationship, bully, friendship between boys, peer pressure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, guatemala, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Book of Henry (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, sad
Plot: suicide, boy genius, single mother, brain tumor, death of brother, bullying, child custody, stepfather, brother brother relationship, precocious child, school principal, small town ...
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 313K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, parenting, divorced parents, boy, high school, abusive husband, childhood, teenager, family, classmates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, self discovery, boarding school, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, childhood, teenage life, boarding school life, school, loneliness, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the ...
Plot: foster home, female protagonist, dead husband, 12 year old, foster child, home movie, photograph, grief, taxi, running, bus, dancer ...
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 135K
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, sentimental, humorous, feel good, sad ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, family, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, couples, troublemaker, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 6K
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: friendship, rescue, coming of age, small town, family, youth, danger, best friends, daring rescue, mischievous children, young heroes, adventure ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 817
Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, friends, small town, young heroes, family relations, hopes, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 107K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, parents and children, addiction, school, death, life philosophy, bully ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Letters to God (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: child illness, friendship, letter, postman, cancer, family, parents and children, terminal illness, youth, hopes, family in crisis, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 126K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: starting over, countryside, zoo, responsibility, coping, hopes, father son relationship, loss of parent, loss of spouse, single father, animals, family drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 62K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: human animal relationship, social worker, killer whale, friendship, captivity, freedom, adventure, animal life, rescue, ocean or sea, happy ending, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 363
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: realistic, uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, holocaust, human nature, misfit, youth, coming of age, friends, battles, family relations, dealing with death, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, friends, loyalty, family, death, pets, loneliness, human animal relationship, loss of friend, loss of loved one, loss of family member ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 24K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: disability, freak, disfigurement, dignity, human spirit, coming of age, protective parent, family relations, teenage love, fall in love, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 868
Opal Dream (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pobby & Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne, the 9 year-old daughter of an opal miner. The film tells the story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby & Dingan, ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, miner, terminal illness, imaginary friend, small town, best friends, youth, self discovery, culture clash, single parent, family life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 1K
Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, boy, best friend, boarding school life, school, family, adventure, boarding school, culture clash, youth, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 20K
The Last Mimzy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys, and soon their parents and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world – and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them ...
Style: serious, touching, fairy tale, futuristic, cerebral ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: time travel, teleportation, golf, family, adventure, toys, children, miraculous event, young heroes, rivalry, psychic, warning ...
Time: future
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: train, parents and children, social misfits, hopes, missing child, misfit, urban, teenage life, mentally challenged, family relations, youth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1984
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family, orphan, friendship, nanny, countryside, family life, social differences, ambition, parents and children, contests and competitions, family relations, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 209
Amy (1981)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman leaves her husband after the death of her child to teach deaf children how to speak. Her own child was deaf and although she has no formal training she successfully teaches one boy.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, youth, downfall, countryside, hopes, dedicated educator, teachers and students, mute or deaf, disability, power relations, family relations, misfit ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: 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: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, false accusation, family, youth, disorder, family life, journalism, family relations, friends, power relations, follow your dream, parents and children ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 74K
October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: exciting, realistic, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, teacher, generation gap, against the odds, small town, teenage life, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition, young heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, mine, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 388K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, master and servant, maid, discrimination, storytelling, hopes, social relations, interracial relations, blacks and whites, against the rules, exploitation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, friendship, friends, family relations, youth, adventure, family, contests and competitions, parents and children, animal life, countryside, orphan ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Growing Up Smith (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1979, an Indian family moves to America with hopes of living the American Dream. While their 10-year-old boy Smith falls head-over-heels for the girl next door, his desire to become a "good old boy" propels him further away from his ...
Plot: food, friendship, money, crying, father daughter relationship, prayer, apology, husband wife relationship, record player, beer, friend, father son relationship ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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