Movies and TV shows like Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables (1985)
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Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne.
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, emotional, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sweet, affectionate ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, countryside, adoption, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, foster home, best friends, imagination, love and romance, young heroes, little girl, farm, coming of age, adopted daughter, fall in love, island, family life, friends, golden years, teacher, free spirited, redhead, redhead girl, first love, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 18th century, 1900s
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Anne of Green Gables

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and feel good films and TV series with plots about family relations, family, youth, friendship, family life, parents and children and girl mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Anne of Green Gables: Anne of Avonlea (1987), Pollyanna (2003), Anne with an E (2017), Little House on the Prairie (1974), Little Women (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Anne of Avonlea (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, family relations, orphan, teachers and students, school, family, beautiful scenery, strong female presence, bittersweet, coming of age, friends, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada, usa, chicago illinois, boston, england ...
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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: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, countryside, small town, young heroes, hopes, family, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: orphan, friendship, teen romance, small town, family relations, child's point of view, school, children's home, parents and children, adventure, teenage life, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, sincere, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, family life, parents and children, family relations, americana, small town, family, small town life, love and romance, social relations, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Little Women (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: family values, sisters, first love, sister sister relationship, christmas, couple relations, family bonds, life changing experience, parent child relationship, everyday life, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, new york, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, little girl, orphan, old mansion, friendship, garden, aristocracy, family, girl, sick child, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, yorkshire, england, europe, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the American West and who settles ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, female doctor, small town, parents and children, society, couple relations, love and romance, interracial relations, children, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
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83%
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Heartland (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse ranch, horse, farm, family, wild horse, family relations, small town, siblings relations, youth, workplace, animal life, grandfather ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Avonlea (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After her father is accused of embezzlement, wealthy Sara Stanley is sent to live with her deceased mother's relatives on Prince Edward Island. While there, she must adjust to life in the small rural town of Avonlea, learn to cope with her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: family life, heroine, parents and children, teacher, small town, small town life, friendship, mischievous children, countryside, marriage, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, fairy tale, inspirational ...
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, social differences ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Heidi (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp and his wife, who live isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially accompanying young goatherd Peter. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: grandfather granddaughter relationship, adventure, family relations, village, youth, escapades, family life, misfit, mischievous children, orphan, family, village life ...
Place: alps, switzerland, europe, swiss alps, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Heidi (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 193 min.
TV show
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, feel good, emotional
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, friendship, family relations, hopes, mischievous children, youth, young heroes, escapades, odd couple, family, adventure, mountain ...
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Annie (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two weeks with billionaire Oliver Warbucks during Christmas.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, cons and scams, hopes, dishonesty, family, young heroes, ambition, youth, life is a bitch, follow your dream ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: teaching the ways of the world, family life, orphan, adoption, friendship, couples, doctors and patients, widow, golden years, family relations, estrangement, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: little girl, boarding school, orphan, princess, servant, imagination, rescue, private school, presumed dead, attic, fantasy life, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, india, usa, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, animal life, parents and children, family life, adventure, young heroes, colonial america, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: The continuing adventures of Anne Shirley in New York and in France during World War I.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rich and poor, espionage, world war one, missing person, family relations, battles, rise to the top, love and romance, couple relations, couples, writer's life, romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1918, year 1919
Place: canada, new york, france, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Emily of New Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Emily of New Moon is a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2000. The series originally aired in the United States on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV and it is currently seen in Canada on the Viva, Bravo! and ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, grownups, family problems, family, youth, young heroes, coming of age, starting over, island, family life, custody ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Second Noah (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Second Noah is a television drama that was broadcast in the United States on ABC television from February 5, 1996 to June 8, 1997
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family relations, animal life, disorder, family, parents and children, family life, large family, writers, veterinarian, interracial adoption, family drama
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: West Germany, USA
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, mountain, orphan, friendship, governess, optimism, disability, friends, family life, human spirit, youth, nanny ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, garden, family relations, little girl, uncle, mansion, family problems, family life, mischievous children, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, farm, bereavement, single parent, prairie, family life, self discovery, small town life, parents and children, human nature, love affair, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 90s
Place: kansas, usa, maine, new england, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, father son relationship, friendship, family relations, social worker, thanksgiving, small town, family, single parent, writer's life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family gatherings, wish come true, friendship, family problems, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, parents and children, journalism, youth, power relations, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
When Hope Calls (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The story of sisters Lillian and Grace who open an orphanage in the 1916 Western town of Brookfield. Caught between the traditions of cattle ranchers and the ambitions of a growing town, they strive to find romance and happiness while overcoming the ...
Style: light, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: children's home, two sisters, family relations, sister sister relationship, sisters, romance, small town, teacher, mentor, children, sibling relationship, family bonds ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Booky's Crush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Thomsons - parents Thomas and Francie, and children Willa, Arthur, Beatrice (nicknamed Booky) and Jakey - are a loving working class family living in the Depression era in Toronto. Arthur is showing aptitude in drawing, and although his parents ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage life, family life, working class, parents and children, society, youth, family, romance, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Skyler Day stars as Ociee Nash, a spirited nine-year-old from rural Mississippi. Ociee's idyllic life is thrown into a tailspin when she's sent to live with her Aunt Mamie to become a "young lady". Ociee's true bravery, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, mischievous children, adventure, starting over, young heroes, friendship, single parent, lifestyle, youth, teaching the ways of the world, family life, adoption ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: mississippi, north carolina, usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Summer of the Monkeys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One summer Jay finds four chimps on the prairie who have fallen off a circus cart.
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, farm, disability, animal life, friends, americana, adoption, small town, countryside, siblings relations, family life, small town life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: reindeer, christmas, holiday, small town, friendship, family relations, farm, family, fish out of water, parents and children, siblings relations, family life ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%