Movies like Wonder

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Wonder (2017)
 7.9
 160K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
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: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: bullying, middle school, school, happy ending, family, friendship, father son relationship, family relations, deformity, child, fight, hospital, science teacher, mother son relationship, prejudice, halloween, justice, teacher, science, truancy, home schooling, physical disability, forest, food, student ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania

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Most similar movies to Wonder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and sentimental films with plots about family relations, friendship, family, youth, father son relationship, parents and children and school mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Wonder: Gifted (2017), Like Stars on Earth (2007), Front of the Class (2008), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Akeelah and the Bee (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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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, sweet, touching, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: child prodigy, genius, mathematics, school, childhood, uncle niece relationship, child custody, foster home, family, girl, teacher, friendship ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, motivational, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teachers and students, childhood, dedicated educator, self discovery, dyslexia, teaching the ways of the world, school, shyness, teacher, young heroes, boarding school, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: inspirational, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, dedicated educator, school, teachers and students, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, understanding, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, atlanta georgia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, childhood, escape from reality, loss of friend, magical, teenage boy, friends, classmate, fantasy world, imagination, imaginary kingdom, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
 20K
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
⇓ 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: touching, emotional, sad, serious, captivating
Plot: boy genius, child prodigy, single mother, suicide, mother son relationship, boy, death of brother, genius, brain tumor, small town, bullying, precocious child ...
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: countryside, friendship, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, contests and competitions, youth, family, adventure, orphan, animal life, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 142K
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: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: countryside, happy ending, zoo, starting over, single father, animals, beautiful scenery, parenthood, tiger, father son relationship, family relations, coping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
67%
 7.2
 118K
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: motivational, uplifting, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, life philosophy, parents and children, disfigurement, teachers and students, addiction, single mother, good deed, alcohol abuse, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 89K
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: realistic, inspirational, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, family relations, nasa, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, life changing experience, family, holiday, angel, desperation, self discovery, generosity, small town, small town life, alternate reality, road not taken ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1932 ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey ...
Style: christian film, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, christianity, heaven, faith, family, pastor, jesus, religion, religions or cults, parents and children, small town, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, lithuania
⇓ 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, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: teens
Plot: middle school, cheerleading, popular girl, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, teenager, female protagonist, friendship, friends, social relations, girl, school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: christian film, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: god, hopes, friendship, postman, letter, child illness, family problems, parents and children, terminal illness, redemption, family life, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her ...
Style: feel good, sincere, disturbing, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, father daughter relationship, christmas, father son relationship, love, siblings, poor family, poverty, horse, teaching the ways of the world, family values ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: captivating, feel good, sincere, entertaining
Plot: foster home, foster child, bully, friendship, secret, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, name calling, social worker, social services, transformation, dead husband ...
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 449K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, master and servant, discrimination, hopes, civil rights, interracial relations, racial issues, social relations, racial segregation, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, contests and competitions, family relations, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, hound dog, animal life, mountain, ghost ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 1K
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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, countryside, small town, young heroes, hopes, family, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 465
Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, getting home, young heroes, youth, family, pets, adventure, best friends, misfit, mischievous children, child in peril, friends ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
57%
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The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, light, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, garden, family relations, little girl, uncle, mansion, family problems, family life, mischievous children, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 428
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, post traumatic stress disorder, friends, battles, youth, against humanity, misfit, coming of age, dealing with death ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bridge to Terabithia (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school.
Plot: school, bereavement, drawing, first love, puppy, boy, family relations, student, friendship, little girl, father son relationship, teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 80K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, family, friendship, coming of age, family relations, single parent, young heroes, parents and children, teenager, makeup artist, small town, mortician ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 350K
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: depressing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, stepsister stepsister relationship, childhood, bully, divorced parents, boy, marital problem, brother sister relationship, abusive husband, parents and children, teenage life, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2009, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
22%
 6.6
 994
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: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, family relations, friendship, terminal illness, imaginary character, culture clash, siblings relations, self discovery, hopes, small town, introspection, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%