Movies like Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables (2016)
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Anne of Green Gables (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A retelling of L.M. Montgomery's story of Anne Shirley, an orphan who is accidentally sent to a couple looking to adopt a boy instead
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, compassionate
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, redhead girl, friendship, family drama, adoption, happy ending, family farm, based on a novel, boy
Time: 19th century

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Most similar movies to Anne of Green Gables

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sincere and serious films with plots about family relations, friendship, orphan, family, youth, family life and friends mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Anne of Green Gables: Anne with an E (2017), Christmas Oranges (2012), Pollyanna (2003), Little Big Girl (2002), The Secret Garden (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: compassionate, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, orphan, family relations, child's point of view, small town, parents and children, teen romance, adventure, imaginary, school, society, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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50%
Christmas Oranges (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a town not so far away and a time not so long ago, baby Rose was left on the porch of Greenwoods Orphanage, where Mrs. Hartley (Nancy Stafford) and the children under her tender care become her family. But when tragedy strikes, Rose (Bailee ...
Style: sincere, touching, social, compassionate
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphanage, christmas, orphan, kindness, friendship, life is a bitch, bereavement, child protagonist, influenza, orange, song
Time: 20th century
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100%
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Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, young heroes, hopes, small town, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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100%
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: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, hopes, friendship, friends, coming of age, human nature, destiny, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, girl, search ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. Her two daughters are pre-occupied with their own young families and her adopted son ...
Style: sincere, feel good, captivating, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family life, adoption, friendship, couples, doctors and patients, teaching the ways of the world, widow, family relations, golden years, estrangement, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century
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46%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncle, garden, mansion, family problems, little girl, mischievous children, family life, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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42%
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Storm Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a highly successful retired businessman, Michael Kingley, starts to see things he at first can't explain, his life takes a dramatic turn. And when his grand-daughter rebels against her father, he is forced to re-evaluate his life and to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy, ocean, pelican, grandfather, friendship, sea, son, adventure, granddaughter, storytelling, family relations, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, nanny, escapades, adventure, young heroes, youth, hopes, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Home for the Holidays (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After their parents are killed in a terrible accident, the four McMurrin children live with their loving Aunt Martha. Martha wants to adopt the children but the town's bitter old banker stands in their way. However, the children's courage ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, melancholic
Plot: adoption, aunt niece relationship, children, accident, loss of mother, loss of father, small town, christmas, bank, foreclosure, family relations, aunt nephew relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sincere, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, nursing, pets, family life, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Scotland 1865, An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, anthology
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adoption, friendship, family, dealing with death, pets, family relations, animal life, friends, countryside, shepherd, pneumonia, dog ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, couples, family relations, parents and children, family life, adoption, youth, human animal relationship, rescue, seal ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Adventures of Dally and Spanky (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A girl inherits a miniature horse that develops an unlikely friendship with her half-sister's Jack Russell Terrier, who takes to riding on the horse's back.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, sentimental, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, pony, dog, family relations, human animal relationship, unlikely friendships, death of father, internet, trick
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, coming of age, youth, hopes, dealing with death, good versus evil, family, romance, human spirit, friendship, wilderness, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Foster Boy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Switzerland, 1955. The young orphan Max is sent as a foster child and contracted to work for the Bösiger family who lives on a farm. His foster parents treat him like a workhorse while their son seizes every opportunity to humiliate him. Playing ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: orphan, child abuse, friendship, survival, adoption, farm, brother brother relationship, punishment, intergenerational friendship, dedicated educator, con artists, butt naked ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, adoption, boy dog relationship, dog, pets, family relations, family, animal shelter, animals, mentally challenged, christmas movie, animal life ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, pets, youth, hopes, estrangement, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, couple relations, family life, life turned upside down, disorder, family, orphan, youth, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: rich and poor, family relations, friendship, young heroes, uncle niece relationship, orphan, teenage life, master and servant, family, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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32%
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, animal life, friends, mountain, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
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Heidi (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Heidi, is an eight-year-old Swiss orphan who is given by her aunt to her mountain-dwelling grandfather. She is then stolen back by her aunt from her grandfather to live in the wealthy Sesemann household in Frankfurt, Germany as a companion to Klara, ...
Style: sincere, scenic, psychological, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: grandfather granddaughter relationship, family, friendship, orphan, strong female character, kindness, salvation, female protagonist, strong female lead, grandmother granddaughter relationship, death of mother, royal family ...
Place: swiss alps, alps, europe, switzerland
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31%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
Style: sentimental, touching, tear jerker, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: dog, family, friendship, countryside, boy dog relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drawing, boy and dog, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, antwerp, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, friendship, interracial relations, family life, golden years, odd couple, society, charity, family relations, couples, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Misa mi (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When her mother died, 10 year old girl Misa's world stopped. And when her father, along with her new girlfriend, wants to spend the summer in the Swedish province Skåne she refuses to come with them. Misa's father reluctantly agrees that ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, wolf, friendship, youth, fish out of water, family, in the woods, village, remarry, girl, nature, hunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
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31%
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Little Men (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, two street kids from Boston find themselves at Plumfield, a rural boarding school run by Jo and her husband -- and they soon learn academic and life lessons they won't ever forget.
Style: feel good, uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: family relations, orphan, boarding school, society, youth, family life, school, power relations, kids in trouble, boarding school life, homelessness, smoking ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, small town, mischievous children, friendship, family life, best friends, pets, youth, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: friendship, family, family relations, village life, parents and children, father son relationship, father and son, adventure, friends, sport team, youth, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, best friend, family, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, boarding school life, boy, father daughter relationship, survival, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, touching, light, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, dog, orphan, siblings relations, children, mischievous children, family, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, farce, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ballet, orphan, family problems, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, youth, siblings relations, family relations, hopes, dancing, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%