Movies like Wild About Harry 2009

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Wild About Harry (2009)
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Wild About Harry (2009)
Original name: American Primitive
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: British widower Harry Goodhart (Tate Donovan) decides to make a fresh start and moves with his teenage daughters (Danielle Savre and Skye McCole Bartusiak) to Cape Cod in 1973. But Harry can't leave behind the secret that threatens to tear his family apart. Adjusting to their new lives proves difficult for the girls when they discover that the connection between their dad and his partner (Adam Pascal) is more than just a working relationship.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sexual, offbeat, sexy
Plot: family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, love and romance, couples, gender, gay parent, secret, teenage girl, single father, father daughter relationship, widower, closeted homosexual, gays and lesbians, female director, dancing, beach, tennis, moving, high school student, piano, high school, single parent, new school ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: massachusetts

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, coming of age and couples mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Wild About Harry: The Letter Writer (2011), My Mother's Future Husband (2014), Jack (2004), The Sacred Family (2005), You're So Cupid (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Letter Writer (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a teenager receives a mysterious letter in the mail, she sets out to find the author. It's a journey that will change her life forever.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family relations, teenage life, parents and children, rebelliousness, aging, youth, religions or cults, father daughter relationship, friendship, destiny, honesty, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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My Mother's Future Husband (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Headly and her mother, Rene, have more than a mother/daughter relationship. They are best friends, going to movies, shopping, and sharing adventures over the past five years since Headly's father died. Headly has just ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: family relations, looking for love, teenage life, parents and children, best friends, love and romance, single parent, youth, couples, down on your luck, mother daughter relationship, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, seattle washington, seattle, vancouver
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94%
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, self discovery, teenage love, family life, parents and children, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Sacred Family (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It's Easter in the beach house of a Chilean well-to-do and nowadays family. A self-centered and successful father, a disoriented mother and a son overshadowed by his successful father. The three of them, wait for the arrival of the son's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: parents and children, youth, couples, estrangement, reunion, homecoming, easter, gender, infidelity, college, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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You're So Cupid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fraternal twin sisters Emma and Lilly are as different as night and day. Emma, the beautiful blonde tomboy, would rather be riding a horse than anything else in the world. While Lilly, her shy redheaded twin, loves to be left alone to curl up with a ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: valentine's day, wooing, fall in love, high school, opposites attract, siblings relations, contests and competitions, couples, family relations, romance, unlikely couple, twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, family problems, couples, youth, society, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, siblings relations, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Nanny Express (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With their mother dead, Emily and Ben torment their nannies to quit as fast as their father hires them. Till a nanny named Kate shows up and slowly wins Ben over. That's bad enough, but when her father and Kate start to fall in love, Emily sets ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: nanny, love and romance, single parent, mischievous children, parents and children, teenage life, family life, matchmaking, prank, fall in love, romance, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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57%
How to Survive Myself? (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rosa is thirteen. She is sensitive, creative and has a sense of humor. But she is also good at worrying, dissatisfied with her appearance, insecure and shy. Rosa's mother wants to live together with her new boyfriend, so they move to Groningen, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage life, family relations, lifestyle, family, youth, high school life, parents and children, interracial friendship, teenage girl, friendship, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, family relations, couples, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: realistic, sexy, touching, sincere, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, unfulfilled love, coming out, best friends, lifestyle, couples, friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, disgraced, love and romance, friendship, family problems, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family, family life, human nature, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: maine, new england
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50%
Darling Child (1971)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Country: India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teenage girl will not accept her family's attempt to arrange a marriage for her, as her heart is currently too full of love for the movies and heartthrob actor "Dharmendra."
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: teenage love, family, love and romance, romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, bollywood, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
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47%
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, teenage life, friends, family relations, rivalry, parents and children, society, social misfits, heroes, youth, family, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, couples, family problems, pregnancy, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, witty, stylized ...
Plot: family life, teenage love, dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, eccentric family, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, best friends, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, family life, youth, love and romance, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, single parent, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946 wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father, is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, young heroes, mischievous children, crumbling marriage, youth, single parent, family problems, family gatherings, eccentric family, homecoming ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Californian widower Joel Wallace, a successful businessman, is a great catch in a grand mansion, but absorbed by his work. His daughter Felice writes to a TV Christmas special, hoping for a 'new mammy'.
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, light, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nanny, family relations, single parent, christmas, hopes, family life, parents and children, fall in love, tv show, wish come true, romance, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, fall in love, youth, best friends, small town life, self discovery, couple relations, teenage love, small town, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Mr. Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, road not taken, family life, family relations, disorder, ghost, hopes, obnoxious boss, when the parents are away, parents and children, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, love and romance, society, youth, lifestyle, family problems, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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38%
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elle wants to be a singer/songwriter, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her parents. She moves in with her adoptive uncle, who runs a small independent record label whose biggest act, Sensation, is also Elle's biggest pain.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, musician's life, family relations, follow your dream, youth, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Gigantic (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A half-hour dramedy that takes a fictional look at the glitzy, chaotic and often hilarious life of being a Hollywood "it" kid. Set in the world of the Hollywood elite packed with A-list parties and privilege, it tells a coming-of-age story ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, hollywood, coming of age, teenage life, starlet, artists and showbiz, youth, family, lifestyle, parents and children, celebrity culture, celebrity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Alex in Wonder (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A girl in the 1970s dreams of becoming a ballerina while struggling with the divorce of her kooky parents.
Style: sincere, light, humorous, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance, parents and children, teenage love, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, teenage girl, sex, teen angst, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, gender, youth, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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36%
Eight Is Enough (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, love and romance, family, single parent, couples, remarry, columnist, family life, siblings relations, teenage life, looking for love, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, couples, family problems, estrangement, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Tsatsiki, Mum and the Policeman (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Little Tsatsiki, son of a single mother in Sweden, has never met his father, a Greek fisherman. Tsatsiki befriends a nice but straight-laced motorcycle policeman renting one of their rooms and decices he is the right guy for his mother, an amateur ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, youth, coming of age, single parent, love and romance, obsession, elementary school, fall in love, parents and children, family, suburbs, boy ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Quints (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, teenager, baby, child as adult, family life, life turned upside down, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, family, teenage life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Just Peck (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At 104 pounds dripping wet, baby-faced sophomore Michael Peck (age 15) is not exactly the coolest guy at American High. Peck’s teachers make him feel like an idiot, his classmates make him feel like a geek and his home life is just as bad, with ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, friendship, science fair, high school life, teenage love, parents and children, lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, disorder, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%