Movies and TV shows like Anne of Green Gables

If you like "Anne of Green Gables" you are looking for touching, sentimental and witty movies or TV shows about / with orphan, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, teenage love, countryside, love and romance and coming of age themes of Drama and Family genre shot in Canada or West Germany.
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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, cult film, sweet, affectionate ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, teenage love, countryside, love and romance, coming of age, best friends, island, young heroes, imagination, foster home, fall in love, farm, friends, little girl, adopted daughter, family life, golden years, teacher, free spirited, neglected child, redhead girl, family relations, orphanage ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada

Most similar movies to Anne of Green Gables

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and sentimental films and TV series with plots about family relations, family, youth, friendship, parents and children, family life and girl mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Anne of Green Gables: Anne of Avonlea (1987), Anne with an E (2017), Pollyanna (2003), 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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, orphan, family relations, school, period piece, teachers and students, bittersweet, family, coming of age, beautiful scenery, homecoming, adoption ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada, usa, chicago illinois, boston, england ...
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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, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, orphan, family relations, child's point of view, small town, teen romance, parents and children, society, adventure, school, imaginary, children's home ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, young heroes, hopes, small town life, friends, family relations, change of heart, small town, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, americana, family life, small town, parents and children, family relations, family, love and romance, small town life, romance, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sister sister relationship, first love, couple relations, parent child relationship, family bonds, life changing experience, everyday life, christmas, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, paris france, new york, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, orphan, little girl, old mansion, friendship, secret, sick child, family, girl, garden, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: india, yorkshire, england, europe, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse ranch, horse, farm, family, small town, wild horse, family relations, siblings relations, youth, workplace, animal life, grandfather ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, female doctor, small town, parents and children, couple relations, society, interracial relations, children, female protagonist, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
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Avonlea (1990)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family, 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: girls' night, family outing
Plot: family life, heroine, parents and children, small town, teacher, small town life, friendship, mischievous children, countryside, family, marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 831
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: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, village, youth, escapades, family life, power relations, village life, isolation, orphan, family ...
Place: alps, switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
⇓ 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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, family, odd couple, young heroes, youth, adventure, escapades, hopes, mischievous children, rich and poor ...
Place: europe, switzerland, swiss alps, germany, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, orphan, uncle niece relationship, teenage life, master and servant, family, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, couples, friendship, adoption, doctors and patients, teaching the ways of the world, widow, family relations, golden years, estrangement, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncover truth, custody, coming of age, youth, family, starting over, island, family life, grownups, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adoption, friendship, disorder, friends, family relations, cons and scams, show tunes, family, follow your dream, youth, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, punjab, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: farm, frontier, bereavement, single parent, countryside, prairie, family life, self discovery, human nature, small town life, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: kansas, usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 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: espionage, world war one, rich and poor, missing person, love and romance, rise to the top, battles, family relations, couples, couple relations, writer's life, romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1918, year 1915
Place: canada, new york, france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, rescue, hopes, best friends, young heroes, adventure, animal life, family life, parents and children, colonial america, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ 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, friendship, family relations, thanksgiving, social worker, small town, family, writer's life, single parent, parents and children, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, unemployment, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family problems, youth, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: feel good, sincere, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, romance, youth, family, society, family life, working class, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Secret Garden (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: TV miniseries adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, orphan, family relations, estate, countryside, teaching the ways of the world, mysterious character, young heroes, family, master and servant, misfit, youth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, young heroes, starting over, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, family life, lifestyle, single parent, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: mississippi, north carolina, usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, small town life, small town, siblings relations, disability, friends, animal life, coming of age, youth, family, adventure ...
Time: 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, family relations, friendship, farm, barn, reindeer, family, heroes, youth, mischievous children ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, family, animal life, disorder, family life, parents and children, large family, writers, family drama, veterinarian, interracial adoption
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: cat, dealing with death, pets, animal life, veterinarian, family, family life, afterlife, adventure, terminal illness, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, coming of age, family relations, family, contests and competitions, orphan, friends, animal life, parents and children, adventure, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
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, friendship, family relations, nursing, pets, family life, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%