Movies like Wonder

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Wonder (2017)
 8.0
 107K
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, family, bullying, friendship, family relations, child, deformity, halloween, father son relationship, hospital, mask, fight, happy ending, mother son relationship, prejudice, justice, room, peer pressure, standing ovation, brother sister relationship, classmate, school trip, food, science ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, 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, realistic, sentimental and serious films with plots about friendship, family relations, family, youth, friends, school and destiny mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Wonder: Front of the Class (2008), Gifted (2017), Jessica Darling's It List (2016), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), The Help (2011). 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, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social misfits, stuttering, teachers and students, school, disability, family relations, dedicated educator, family, follow your dream, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 80K
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: mathematics, school, child prodigy, friendship, childhood, uncle niece relationship, genius, cat, family drama, custody battle, redemption, destiny ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, popular girl, cheerleading, female protagonist, teenager
⇓ 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, talky, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: high school life, middle school, popularity, teenager, diary, coming of age, child protagonist, bully, friendship between boys, peer pressure, brother brother relationship, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, guatemala, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, master and servant, friendship, maid, discrimination, hopes, against the rules, social relations, interracial relations, exploitation, racial issues, storytelling ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, sincere, serious, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, divorced parents, parenting, abusive husband, high school, boy, teenager, family, birthday, coming-of-age, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2009 ...
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, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, teacher, teenage life, boarding school life, dedicated educator, friendship, childhood, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, chaos and mayhem, journalist, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, divorce, pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, spelling, rivalry, african american, loss of daughter, self esteem, dedicated educator, underdog, urban, contests and competitions, black people, elementary school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, rescue, family, coming of age, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, school, young heroes, getting home, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, 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: sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: starting over, countryside, zoo, hopes, coping, responsibility, father son relationship, single father, animals, family drama, loss of spouse, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: child illness, letter, cancer, friendship, postman, redemption, suburbs, family, god, parents and children, family in crisis, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, single parent, childhood, child's point of view, good deed, disfigurement, school, life philosophy, addiction, death, alone in the world, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, 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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: social worker, killer whale, captivity, friendship, family, human animal relationship, adventure, freedom, rescue, animal life, ocean or sea, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: friendship, dog, friends, pets, family, loyalty, loneliness, human animal relationship, death, sacrifice, loss of friend, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, coming of age, post traumatic stress disorder, dealing with death, human nature, holocaust, mental illness, teenage life, battles, against humanity, misfit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, freak, disfigurement, dignity, single parent, coming of age, rocker, falling in love, parents and children, teenage love, 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, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: terminal illness, miner, imaginary friend, friendship, mischievous children, family, single parent, small town, wilderness, young heroes, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 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: feel good, serious, realistic, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, boy, best friend, adventure, fish out of water, family, school, culture clash, boarding school, life turned upside down, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, countryside, nanny, friendship, parents and children, family life, family relations, orphan, contests and competitions, social differences, ambition, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 20K
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, trap, human spirit, hopes, young heroes, animal life, destiny, boy, summer, mother son relationship, heroes, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, touching, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, small town, against the odds, generation gap, teacher, teenage life, friendship, nasa, satellite, ambition, cold war, young heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, mine, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, children, family, golf, adventure, teleportation, supernatural ability, young heroes, parent child relationship, miraculous event, toys, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family, false accusation, follow your dream, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, youth, family relations, friends, journalism, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adventure, parents and children, countryside, family, family relations, friends, dog movie, orphan, contests and competitions, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, dedicated educator, countryside, mute or deaf, teachers and students, disability, misfit, youth, power relations, downfall, rise and fall, showbiz ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family, orphan, young heroes, small town, family relations, small town life, friends, hopes, change of heart ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, racism, family, society, family relations, discrimination, injustice, life is a bitch, friends, youth, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 child, female protagonist, 12 year old, abandoned by mother, social worker, mailbox, dead wife, knocking on a door, school principal, wedding anniversary, spoken inner thoughts, package ...
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: feel good, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adventure, follow your dream, parents and children, family life, family, family relations, dog movie, friends, ghost, chase ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%