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Notes from Dad (2013)
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Notes from Dad (2013)
Original name: Notes from Dad / Playing Father
Genre: Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Trumpet player Roy Allen starts anew as a music teacher in a school full of kids with little exposure to music. Roy connects with a talented virtuoso in need of a father figure. Through the journey of launching a school band and learning to reach kids on their own terms, Nate reconnects with his own estranged son, becoming the father he always wanted to be.
Style: emotional, inspirational, captivating, light, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teachers and students, music band, dysfunctional family, chance, dedicated educator, youth, family, family relations, jazz, hopes, high school, redemption, teenager, brother brother relationship, love, friendship, romance, music competition, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family problems, urban, one more chance, power relations, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, touching and captivating films with plots about family relations, family, friendship, youth, hopes, parents and children and friends mostly in Family, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Notes from Dad: An Evergreen Christmas (2014), Puppy Love (2012), The Santa Con (2014), Heart of the Country (2013), The One I Wrote For You (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An Evergreen Christmas (2014)
Genre: Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leaving her seemingly glamorous Hollywood life on hold, Evie Lee is forced to return to her small hometown of Balsam Falls, Tennessee and her family's once-thriving Christmas tree farm to attend her father’s unexpected funeral. As the eldest ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, light ...
Plot: homecoming, family relations, death of father, family, siblings relations, estate, family business, life turned upside down, farm, small town, christmas, female singer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: tennessee, usa
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Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: romance, parents and children, family, fall in love, family relations, dog, single parent, pets, hopes, couples, friendship, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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91%
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The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, parents and children, family, moral dilemma, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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88%
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this modern telling of the classic tale, aspiring singer Katie Gibbs falls for the new boy at her performing arts high school. But Katie's wicked stepmother and stepsister are scheming to crush her dream before she can sing her way into his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: cinderella story, love and romance, teenage love, cinderella, teenage life, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, youth, music, musician's life, family, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Heart of the Country (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With her husband jailed for Wall Street-based fraud, Faith has to leave behind her luxury life in New York to return home to North Carolina and the widower father and dutiful older sister she left behind. Together, they have to deal with the buried ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, romance, parents and children, homecoming, love affair, hopes, countryside, female protagonist, love and romance, getting home, sister, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The One I Wrote For You (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: THE ONE I WROTE FOR YOU follows a songwriter who defers his dreams to support his family. He gets a second chance when his 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, secretly enters his name into a song writing contest/reality show. Fourteen original songs help ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, family relations, ambition, family, hopes, contests and competitions, tv show, parents and children, music, artists and showbiz, reality tv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Raise Your Voice (2004)
Genre: Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Raise Your Voice is a coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer, brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash, who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, music, teenager, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, musician's life, music school, teenage life, romance, fall in love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona, san francisco
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70%
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Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, elderly, parents and children, hopes, musician's life, family, family relations, teachers and students, youth, village, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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66%
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Christmas Miracle (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Due to a road closure, eight strangers must take refuge in an abandoned church during a storm. They learn how to manage through various dilemmas by working together.
Style: emotional, touching, light, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, family, human spirit, moral dilemma, introspection, church, generosity, redemption, hopes, stranded, family relations, family reunited
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Lake Effects (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sara and Lily grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. Sara became estranged from the family and without explanation moved to Los Angeles to study law. Her sister Lily, an artist, teaches locally and lives with their parents, Ray and Vivian, until Dad dies ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, reunion, homecoming, estate, estrangement, small town, friendship, spirituality, lake, death of father, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
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61%
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Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, destructive relationship, friendship, youth, couples, music, religion, father daughter relationship, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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60%
Percy, Buffalo Bill and I (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ulf think this is going to be an ordinary summer. Going to his grand parents and swim in the lake and tease his brother. But that's not the case, because this summer he will fall in love with Pia.
Style: sentimental, captivating, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, fall in love, best friends, romance, family life, family relations, escapades, youth, summer vacation, swimming, boy, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: captivating, sincere, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, pets, youth, farm, single parent, coming of age, dog, friends, redemption, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, family relations, friendship, family life, pets, nursing, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
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58%
Our Beloved Month of August (2008)
Genre: Music, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, uplifting, atmospheric
Plot: countryside, family relations, youth, love and romance, music band, love affair, family life, parents and children, folk, hopes, romance, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a famous band called the Silver Boulders break up, Nat and Alex Wolff go into depression.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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56%
High School Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage love, teenage life, music, love and romance, happy ending, friendship, family relations, sport team, couple relations, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: albuquerque new mexico, usa, new mexico, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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My Angel (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, parents and children, against the odds, hopes, youth, kids in trouble, disability, family life, teenager, accident, christmas, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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55%
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Jem and the Holograms (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. Four aspiring musicians will take the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, musician's life, best friends, music band, artists and showbiz, secret identity, fame, family relations, youth, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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52%
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Bandslam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, rock band, music, friends, ambition, love and romance, rock, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
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51%
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Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This heart warming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, human spirit, friendship, starting over, hopes, redemption, dog movie, car accident, mother daughter relationship, dog, loss of wife, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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B-Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young female breakdancer, Angel, moves to Los Angeles after an attack by an ex-boyfriend nearly ends her dance career forever. B-Girl follows Angel through recovery and acceptance of a new life as she busts a move into the male-centric world of ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hip hop, family relations, dancing, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, teenage life, romance, youth, contests and competitions, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Before We Say Goodbye (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is a milestone film that creates bridges of understanding between cultures, with its insightful and intimate portrayal of Hispanic-American life. It is a story about Ramona Garcia, a Hispanic-American mother of four grown children who works ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, rebelliousness, hopes, romance, youth, couples, couple relations, teenage life, restaurant, drugs/alcohol, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: spelling bee, elementary school, rivalry, self esteem, family relations, african american, human spirit, human nature, hopes, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
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49%
Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, couples, family problems, human spirit, life is a bitch, hospital, last wish, death of daughter, family relations, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, family relations, parents and children, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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45%
Best Christmas Party Ever (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With the holidays approaching, a young party planner arranges a special Christmas party for a New York toy store. When a powerful corporation threatens to shut her down, she decides to follow her heart, moving forward with the party plans and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sweet, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: rivalry, christmas, opposites attract, romance, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, ambition, love, male female relationship, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sophie & Sheba (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Growing up at a zoo, young ballet dancer Sophie always loved animals - but none as much as her pet elephant Sheba. When her parents are forced to sell Sheba to a travelling circus, Sophie has no choice but to runaway and join him on the road to get ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, circus, teenage love, family relations, animal life, performer's life, zoo, ballet, elephant, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Born to Fight (2011)
Genre: Action, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steve Austin is Dan Barnes, a former heavyweight boxer who hangs up his gloves to escape his violent lifestyle. Dans life is quickly turned upside down when the resident boxing champion makes his presence felt by dominating all opponents who stand ...
Style: serious, uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rivalry, coming of age, underdog, teachers and students, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, school, human spirit, boxing, high school, janitor, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Reading, Writing & Romance (2013)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Struggling actor Wayne Wenders has to look for other options to pay his increasingly late rent and ends up interviewing for a gig teaching Shakespeare at the local high school. Wayne is soon surprising himself with his love of the job—and for ...
Style: light, sweet, captivating, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: male female relationship, adaptation, love, happy ending, love affair, parents and children, ambition, escapades, promise, rivalry, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%