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My Brilliant Friend (2018)
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My Brilliant Friend (2018)
Original name: L'amica geniale
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship.
Style: sincere, touching, suspense, exciting, rough
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, children, family, brutality, father daughter relationship, life philosophy, girl, sea, violence, friend
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s
Place: italy, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sincere, realistic and serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, friendship, family, youth, family life and society mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like My Brilliant Friend: Anne with an E (2017), Sun's Daughters (2015), The Waltons (1971), 7th Heaven (1996), Switched at Birth (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: classic literature, sincere, touching, compassionate
Plot: orphan, friendship, children's home, family relations, parents and children, society
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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60%
Sun's Daughters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teacher and a mother of three teenage daughters , gunes agrees to move from her home city Izmir to Istanbul to be with mysterious wealthy man who has fallen for her. Gunesin kizlari follows the never ending drama of Güneş and her daughters they ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, adoptive father, husband wife relationship, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family, couples, dishonesty, violence ...
Place: turkey
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79%
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The Waltons (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: americana, great depression, lifestyle, family life, family relations, fighting illness, isolation, thanksgiving, human nature, aging, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: virginia, usa
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66%
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7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: family life, society, suburbs, parents and children, suburban life, teenage love, parenthood, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teen drama, family outing
Plot: sign language, teenage life, parents and children, best friends, family life, mute or deaf, relatives, friendship, deaf, family relations, student, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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59%
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: life is a bitch, rodeo, hopes, family relations, catastrophe, friendship, love, ambition, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, family, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Once and Again (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Once and Again is an American television series that aired on ABC from September 21, 1999 to April 15, 2002. It depicts the family of a single mother and her romance with a single father. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the ...
Style: clever, witty, sincere, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: family, couples, starting over, hopes, fall in love, romance, love affair, couple relations, parents and children, singleness, love and romance, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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56%
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Wildfire (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kris Furillo is given the opportunity to start a new life after serving time at a teen detention center. Her talent with horses is recognized by a volunteer and local trainer Pablo, who arranges a job for her at the Ritter's family run ranch, ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: horse, horse ranch, lifestyle, starting over, against the odds, ambition, fall in love, friendship, coach, society, workplace, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Answer Me 1988 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the year 1988 at a neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea. Five families live on the same alley road.
Style: sincere, touching, not serious, light, captivating
Plot: friendship, school, love, family, teenage life, parents and children, husband wife relationship, family problems, romance, fall in love, lifestyle, drinking ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Degrassi High (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Degrassi Junior High is a Canadian CBC Television teen drama series that was produced from 1987-1989 as part of the Degrassi series. The show followed the lives of a group of students attending the titular fictional school. Many episodes tackled ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenager, friendship, looking for love, high school life, friends, youth, teenage life, social relations, society, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Where Hope Grows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, sincere, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, mentally challenged, parents and children, misfit, human nature, family problems, redemption, optimism, small town, hopes, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: farm, americana, small town, parents and children, family, love and romance, small town life, family relations, social relations, family life, siblings relations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1800s, 1870s
Place: kansas, minnesota
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42%
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Baby Daddy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Baby Daddy follows Ben, a young man in his early 20s living the life of a bachelor in New York City with his buddy, Tucker, and his brother, Danny. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, sincere, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, babies and infants, single father, baby, roommate, responsibility, family relations, youth, dating, girlfriend, hockey, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Heidi (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 193 min.
Story: After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.
Style: semi serious, emotional, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, orphan, siblings relations, young heroes, rich and poor, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, mischievous children, escapades, custody, odd couple, hopes ...
Place: europe, switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Anne of Avonlea (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 230 min.
Story: Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She makes the acquaintance of a handsome, rich, bachelor, chases a cow, and wins (to her chagrin) a baking soda company's writing contest. She acts as ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, orphan, teachers and students, school, period piece, family, coming of age, adoption, homecoming, family relations, power relations, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada, usa, boston, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Chasing Life (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: April is a smart aspiring journalist in her 20s who tries to balance her ambitious career with her family, which includes her widowed mom, rebellious little sister, and her grandmother. We meet April at a pivotal moment in her life: she's ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: journalist, terminal illness, treatment, cancer, coping, fighting illness, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, love and romance, boss and employee, dying, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Ultimate Gift (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a test, a series of tasks he must complete before he can get any money.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, inheritance, terminal illness, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, youth, wealth, life turned upside down, friendship, parents and children, grandparent grandchild relationship, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south america, ecuador, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. The show achieved a spot ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, americana, high school, teenager, family, love and romance, teenage life, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family of children decide not to tell anyone their father has died, and to live on their own in the backwoods of rural North Carolina. If the state finds out they are on their own, they will be split up and sent to live in foster homes.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, youth, family, human spirit, hopes, siblings relations, romance, dealing with death, family life, family problems, wilderness, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Thirtysomething (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
Style: touching, serious, stylized, clever, sincere ...
Plot: yuppie, friendship, advertising, parenthood, suburban life, love and romance, couple relations, thirtysomething life, social relations, friends, family relations, family life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, family saga, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, tragic love, catholic priest, clergy, hopes, destiny, priest, love affair, girl man relationship, love and romance, catholic church ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere, exciting
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, friendship, family life, family problems, family relations, infidelity, family feud, borderline personality disorder, abortion, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 70s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Amy and her friends at Grant High learn to define themselves while they navigate the perilous waters of contemporary adolescence. Between their love triangles, secrets, drama, accusations, gossip, confusion, and scandalous rumors, there's never ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, teenage pregnancy, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenager, introspection, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Full House (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Full House is an American sitcom television series. Set in San Francisco, the show chronicles widowed father Danny Tanner, who, after the death of his wife Pam, enlists his best friend Joey Gladstone and his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis to help ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friends, single parent, family life, single father, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, friendship, friendship between girls, death of mother, uncle niece relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in Kansas in the year 1910. Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer who is still saddened by the death of his wife during childbirth several years earlier, finds that the task of taking care of his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: farm, frontier, bereavement, single parent, prairie, family life, self discovery, human nature, love affair, parents and children, small town life, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: kansas, usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: youth, hopes, parents and children, family, friendship, friends, family relations, bullying, strong female lead, children, boys' choir, personal growth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, friendship, hopes, coming of age, destiny, human nature, friends, family relations, grandmother granddaughter relationship, search, girl, children ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Desert Bloom (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, desert, dysfunctional family, working class, crumbling marriage, introspection, single parent, lifestyle, human nature, society, high school life, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Juanita (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban existence, Juanita takes a Greyhound bus to Paper Moon, Montana - where she reinvents herself and finds her mojo.
Style: feel good, sincere, humorous, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, female nudity, culture clash, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, parents and children, family, friendship, hopes, society ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Canal Street (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chicago lawyer embraces his undying faith when his teenage son is accused of murdering a classmate.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, exciting, suspense, rough
Plot: father son relationship, society, murder, rivalry, crimes, death, hopes, parents and children, vengeance, violence, friendship, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%