Movies like Out of the Woods

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Out of the Woods (2005)
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Out of the Woods (2005)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Matt, a self-absorbed young attorney, goes to visit his grandfather - an eccentric recluse who lives in the backwoods without gas, electricity, or phone - to convince him not to give away his estate as he plans to do. But in the end, it is Matt who is convinced to make some life changes. Jason London and Ed Asner star. When a woman needs someone to look after her aging father (Ed Asner), her irresponsible son isn't her first choice. Matt (Jason London) can't get his career, love life, or wallet in order, so how can he be expected to check in on his grandfather? But desperation leads Matt to visit his grandfather at his home in the middle of nowhere. For Matt, this barebones life takes some adjustment, but then he meets a single mother who helps him learn about the simple life.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good
Plot: self discovery, fish out of water, family relations, elderly, teaching the ways of the world, wilderness, in the woods, golden years, grandfather grandson relationship, communication problem, forest, single mother, attorney
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Out of the Woods

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, youth, family, parents and children, friends, friendship and elderly mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Out of the Woods: Annie's Point (2005), Charlie & Me (2008), Gangsta Granny (2013), Smitty (2012), Uncle Nino (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Annie's Point (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Annie (Bette White) wants to disperse her husband's ashes at a locale in California that they had named Annie's Point. Annie needs a bypass immediately and she wants to send out the ashes on her 50th wedding anniversary.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, family relations, last wish, on the road, parents and children, escapades, golden years, rescue, gambling, cross country, jail, medical examination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
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Charlie & Me (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When her beloved grandfather Charlie suddenly falls ill, twelve year-old Casey finds herself making some life or death decisions - and learning to live with the consequences.
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, death in the family, self discovery, love and romance, single parent, hopes, elderly, friends, bittersweet, hospital, chess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Gangsta Granny (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young boy is bored spending time with his dull grandma until he discovers she's an international Jewel thief.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: heist, elderly, family, grandparent grandchild relationship, family relations, crimes, unlikely criminals, jewel thief, grandfather grandson relationship, golden years, youth, ballroom dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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69%
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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, redemption, friends, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
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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 relations, family gatherings, family life, fish out of water, parents and children, society, couples, optimism, uncle, family reunited, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, aging, elderly, dancer's life, self discovery, golden years, dancing, widow, artists and showbiz, power relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Very Serious Person (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jan, an itinerant male nurse from Denmark, takes a new job with Mrs. A, a terminally ill Manhattan woman raising her parentless thirteen-year-old grandson, Gil. Spending the summer by the shore, the emotionally reserved Jan finds himself oddly cast ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: coming of age, ambulance, filmmaking, gender, elderly, self discovery, hollywood, teenage life, family relations, grandmother grandson relationship, little girl, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Letter Writer (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a teenager receives a mysterious letter in the mail, she sets out to find the author. It's a journey that will change her life forever.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family relations, teenage life, rebelliousness, religions or cults, youth, aging, father daughter relationship, friendship, destiny, honesty, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, follow your dream, dance school, friendship, youth, family, family relations, friends, artists and showbiz, school, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: veterinarian, dolphins, animal life, rescue, friendship, family relations, youth, family, human spirit, friends, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer rebonds with his estranged daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, family, elderly, mother daughter relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, father daughter estrangement, estrangement, youth, golden years, audition, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Winky's Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Than everything will work out alright. Or will it?
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: shopping mall, family, family life, fish out of water, family relations, holiday, young heroes, hopes, misfit, youth, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Mr. Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, road not taken, family life, disorder, family relations, ghost, hopes, obnoxious boss, when the parents are away, parents and children, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy scout, small town, world war two, rescue, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, fish out of water, friendship, self discovery, reunion, small town life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Saige Paints the Sky (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers that art-her favorite class-has been cut. On top of that, her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, friendship, school, family relations, youth, horse, art, singing, balloon, friends, female protagonist, teenage girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Raspberry Magic (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Monica Shah is a brainy schoolgirl whose science fair project about growing raspberries becomes a touching emotional crusade. After her dad leaves and her mother falls into a funk, Monica decides it's her job to rescue the ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, unemployment, dysfunctional family, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, society, in the woods, single parent, school, science fair, nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
All Roads Lead Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, sentimental, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family problems, family life, countryside, dysfunctional family, single parent, healing power, family relations, animal life, dealing with death, hopes, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
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, family relations, youth, family life, family, school, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Lovely, Still (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: elderly lovers, golden years, elderly, fall in love, romance, family relations, parents and children, christmas, family values, angst, love and romance, old man
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, youth, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art” After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: disorder, elderly, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, pregnancy, siblings relations, golden years, step siblings, life turned upside down, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, heart attack, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elle wants to be a singer/songwriter, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her parents. She moves in with her adoptive uncle, who runs a small independent record label whose biggest act, Sensation, is also Elle's biggest pain.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, follow your dream, musician's life, fall in love, family relations, youth, teenage life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, sexual content, power relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Country Christmas Story (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A starry-eyed young girl journeys from the mountains of Appalachia to the stage at Dollywood, where she discovers the impact of African-Americans on the world of country music - while at the same time competing in a country music competition for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, ambition, church choir, love and romance, family, couples, holiday, christmas movie, small town, singing, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
One Christmas Eve (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A series of mishaps threaten a recently divorced mom's attempts to make her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" perfect.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: nothing goes right, parents and children, family relations, disorder, family, single parent, christmas eve, christmas, life turned upside down, fall in love, puppy, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teddy Duncan's middle-class family embarks on a road trip from their home in Denver to visit Mrs. Duncans Parents, the Blankenhoopers, in Palm Springs. When they find themselves stranded between Denver and Utah, they try to hitch a ride to Las ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, parents and children, family, family relations, family life, on the road, road trip, santa claus, youth, female director, dolphins, mime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, self discovery, youth, hopes, farm, poverty, small town life, social relations, small town, society, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: eccentric family, on the road, family relations, parents and children, reunion, family in crisis, family problems, cross country, elderly, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
How About You... (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Ellie, a young woman left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister, over the Christmas period. Whilst most of the residents have left to spend the festive period with their families, four residents, known as 'the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: retirement home life, wisdom of life, family relations, disagreement, retirement home, aging, elderly, siblings relations, self discovery, countryside, sister, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%