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Finding Mother (2017)
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Finding Mother (2017)
Original name: В поисках мамы
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A precocious orphan from Central Asia comes to America to find his long lost mother. Along the way he befriends a down on his luck small time hustler, and together they set in motion a daring scheme to solve all their problems. However, things don't go according to plan.
Style: funny, light, feel good, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy genius, orphanage, orphan, gambling, mother, poker player, immigrants, search for mother, adventure, youth, friendship, friends, parents and children, hopes, escapades, friend, uncover truth, suprisingly clever, card playing, epilepsy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, captivating, light and humorous films with plots about youth, family, friendship, family relations, friends, parents and children and escapades mostly in Family, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Finding Mother: The Secret of the Magic Gourd (2007), Chillar Party (2011), Santa Hunters (2014), A Shine of Rainbows (2009), Change of Plans (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Secret of the Magic Gourd (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Secret of the Magic Gourd follows the wondrous adventures of a young schoolboy named Wang Bao. When Wang Bao discovers a magical gourd that can instantly grant his every wish, the awkward child suddenly becomes a hero amongst his curious ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friends, family relations, hopes, magical object, desire, little boy, adventure, friendship, escapades, rivalry, wish fulfillment ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Chillar Party (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony take own the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, fighting the system, mischievous children, hopes, rebellion, youth, society, family, gang, politician, parent child relationship, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.6
 356
Santa Hunters (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Four children trIn Santa Hunters, Alex and his cousins Zoey (Yde) and Richard (Coronel) create an elaborate setup of traps to catch Santa on tape, but their plan backfires when they realize that seeing Santa will cause him to lose his Christmas ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, adventure, track down, youth, escapades, santa claus, friendship, imaginary, chases and races, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sentimental, sincere, feel good, serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, couples, family relations, youth, parents and children, family life, adoption, husband wife relationship, grief, human animal relationship ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Change of Plans (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sally and Jason Danville's life are turned upside down when a tragic accident suddenly names them the caretakers of four young children.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, adoption, parents and children, life turned upside down, family life, couple relations, disorder, family, orphan, youth, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, village life, parents and children, family relations, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, village, friends, sport team, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Life Is Ruff (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Calvin Wheeler is a scheming 13-year-old boy with everything going for him, except for an original issue of his precious comic book collection. When a prized show-dog chases him down while skateboarding one day, his owner inadvertently convinces him ...
Style: captivating, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: teenager, friend, skateboard, scheme, escapades, justice, skateboarding, dog, adventure, rich kid, comics, animal shelter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Boy in the Dress (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Based on David Walliams' best-selling children's book, with an all-star cast including Jennifer Saunders, James Buckley, David Walliams and Kate Moss, The Boy in the Dress is a celebration of creativity, difference, football and fashion. ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: contests and competitions, parents and children, friendship, sport team, eccentric family, disorder, youth, family, cross dressing, family relations, coming of age, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Two and a Half Heroes (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 52 min.
Story: It is the story of the unusual friendship that develops between Luka and Umut, two very different boys who meet by chance on the streets of Stuttgart. While Luka, the mute, communicates only through a bizarre hand puppet, the talkative Umut barely ...
Style: captivating, light, entertaining
Plot: bully, youth, friendship, friend, teenage boy, teenager, mute character, secret, secret identity, mystery, mute, boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, family life, family, eccentric family, youth, holiday, teaching the ways of the world, society, destiny, love, adventure, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Bill Cobbs, Lee Meriwether, Blake Michael
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, school, save the day, youth, friends, family, theater, reconciliation, self esteem, society, rivalry, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Thi Mai (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After losing her daughter in an accident, Carmen loses all incentive to keep going, until she receives an unexpected letter from the adoption agency: her daughter was finally granted the Vietnamese girl she had asked for adoption and whose name is ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, feel good, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adoption, female friendship, friend, society, friendship, friends, youth, friendship between women, adventure, lifestyle, women, journey
Time: contemporary
Place: vietnam, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, starting over, best friends, young heroes, youth, family, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
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Double Dad (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While her mom is away, a teen sneaks out of the hippie commune where she lives and embarks on a life-changing adventure to discover who her father is.
Style: light, funny, captivating, entertaining
Plot: parent child relationship, hippie, teenage girl, community, hippie commune, adolescence, adventure, teenage life, family relations, family, escapades, lifestyle ...
Place: rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.5
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Cinnamon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: University professor Madeline Walters isn’t doing too well in the dating game. Good men are hard to find, so she’s happy spending time with her Maltese puppy Cinnamon, and her precocious teenage daughter Chloe.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: save the day, pets, talking dog, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, nothing goes right, single parent, christmas, friendship, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
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Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: All Ira Finkelstein wants for Christmas is...Christmas. Unfortunately, his parents are sending him to Florida to be with his Grandparents. Ira's spirit soars as he manages to land in Christmas Town, USA, instead.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, follow your dream, disorder, mischievous children, youth, switching roles, parents and children, family relations, friends, family, hopes, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Pride (2004)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Suki, a lioness cub, who rebels against her mother and her Pride to mate with an unsuitable lion from the other side of the river.
Style: captivating, semi serious, sincere, colourful
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: lion, family relations, adventure, survival, danger, rescue, family, wilderness, young heroes, coming of age, escapades, animal life ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 347
Yoko (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: yeti, friendship, friends, family relations, escapades, family, young heroes, youth, adventure, parents and children, imaginary, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Uncle Nino (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family gatherings, family life, family relations, couples, optimism, society, fish out of water, parents and children, uncle, family reunited, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, young heroes, youth, hopes, optimism, friends, disability, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
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40%
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Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, pets, farm, coming of age, youth, single parent, dog, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, hopes, coming of age, friends, human nature, destiny, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, girl, search ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
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Rafiki (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Three friends - Julie, Mette and Naisha - are enjoying the first snow in the village. They have snowball fights with the boys and look forward to Christmas. One day Naisha suddenly disappears. With a secret address written in invisible ink as their ...
Style: captivating, feel good, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: missing child, adventure, escapades, mischievous children, friends, riddles and clues, danger, friendship, christmas, disorder, social relations, best friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Annie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, foster child, family, parents and children, hopes, friends, dancing, rich and poor, rags to riches, father daughter relationship, adoptive father adopted daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Three Gifts (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jack Green inherited a southern Californian horse ranch and an all-natural toy factory in the barn. With his wife Cherie, he accepts taking in the three 'holy terrors' from his bossy aunt Rita's orphanage during renovations, until the ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sincere, light
Plot: christmas, orphan, missing child, horse ranch, orphanage, father figure, adoption, lifestyle change, kids and family, countryside, responsibility, bittersweet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Max Embarrassing (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Max is hitting puberty, and foxy Ofelia from class has touched his heart. He now plans to spend Christmas break with her or, at the very least, New Year's Eve. Watching her little boy grow up, his mother Agnete doesn't know what leg to ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage love, parents and children, family relations, new year, youth, teenage life, high school life, friends, eccentric family, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
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Karla & Jonas (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Karla met Jonas during a summer vacation at the lake. After being unable to stop thinking about him and their kiss she phones him, making up a school assignment about children living in an orphanage, which is precisely where Jonas lives.
Style: sentimental, feel good, light, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, teenage love, youth, teenage life, family relations, on the road, orphan, coming of age, friends, meaningful kiss, obsessive quest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Rascals on the Road (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four kids - Eugen, Wrigley, Bäschteli and Eduard - leave for an adventure around Switzerland, searching for the fabulous treasure of Titicaca Lake, discovered by Fritzli Bühler.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, treasure hunt, friends, adventure, on the road, escapades, mountain, leaving home, youth, journey, farmer, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The adventure unfolds as Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn - Tom's friend from the streets - witness a murder in the graveyard. Tom and Huck flee to Jackson Island and make a pact never to tell anyone about the incident. However, when the good-natured ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, first love, adventurer, small town, escapades, disorder, mischievous children, youth, punishment, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: missouri, mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 117
Hier is Lola! (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old girl who has just moved with her parents to Hamburg, Germany, is desperate for finding a best friend.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: racial slur, single mother, friendship, family, family relations, parents and children, elementary school, youth, little girl, working mom, rock star, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%