Movies like The Red Shoes 1983

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The Red Shoes (1983)
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The Red Shoes (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a little girl name Karen who was very poor and was given a pair of red shoes made of cloth to keep her feet warm in the winter. When her mother dies, she's adopted by a rich older woman who burns the shoes, saying they're ugly. Karen grows up pretty and happy with the old woman, but one day she sees a princess wearing beautiful red shoes and wants a pair just like them. When it comes time for Karen to be confirmed, she's to have a new pair of shoes. The pair she wants are red leather shoes that were maid for a count's daughter, but were too small. Karen buys them without the old woman knowing and wears them to her confirmation and gets in trouble for it. When the old woman falls ill, instead of taking care of her Karen goes to a ball and dances, but finds she can't stop dancing.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, family, family relations, rich and poor, love and romance, dancer's life, master and servant, young heroes, dancing, theater, executioner, morality, stage, surrealism, scissors, red shoes, dance

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, touching, sentimental and realistic films with plots about family, family relations, youth, friendship, friends, parents and children and young heroes mostly in Family, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Red Shoes: An American Girl Holiday (2004), The Good Witch's Wonder (2014), Mistletoe Over Manhattan (2011), Miracle Dogs Too (2006), Rascal (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, young heroes, orphan, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Good Witch's Wonder (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cassie Nightingale (Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon's (Knight) wedding to Tara (Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Disher), the newly elected mayor ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Isabelle is an inspired dancer, but when her sister and a classmate make her doubt herself, she's motivated by a ballerina to find her own way to shine. Stars Erin Pitt & Grace Davidson.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, follow your dream, dancer's life, friendship, dance school, family relations, family, youth, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, school, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Mistletoe Over Manhattan (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rebecca, Mrs. Claus (Tedde Moore) is worried that her exhausted, workaholic husband (Mairtin O’Carrigan) has lost his holiday spirit. She believes she can help him recapture his bliss and secretly heads to the one place she knows the spirit of ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, love and romance, family, couple relations, couples, romance, miraculous event, divorce, nanny, hopes, bad mother, santa claus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, a young man with a penchant for storytelling but struggles to find his place in the world and gain the affection of the woman he adores. Interspersed throughout are brief ...
Style: fairy tale, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Plot: writer's life, love affair, fall in love, prodigy, family, rich and poor, unrequited love, princess, mermaid, puppet show, publisher, prince ...
Time: 19th century
Place: copenhagen, denmark, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child as adult, school, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, family life, friendship, animal life, friends, disorder, child in peril ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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A Lobster Tale (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cody Brewer, a quiet New England fisherman isn't doing too well for himself. His wife feels neglected, and his son keeps getting picked on by the school bully. While out collecting his lobster traps one day, Cody finds a strange green moss that ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, family relations, family life, family, moral dilemma, fisherman, supernatural, rivalry, friendship, social relations, down on your luck, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family, youth, friends, animal life, young at heart, family relations, horse actor, young girl, horse, human animal relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, family relations, family life, school, family, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, mother daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
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Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Duration: 84 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Amy (1981)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, feel good, uplifting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: island, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, legend, family, friendship, young heroes, adventure, danger, social relations, seal the animal, fishing boat ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1946
Place: ireland, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
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Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, humorous ...
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40%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
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Duration: 83 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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38%
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Country: USA
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37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Saige Paints the Sky (2013)
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)
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Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
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34%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
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Country: USA
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Paper Planes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%