Movies like Ballet Shoes

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Ballet Shoes (2007)
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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. Together, they nurture their passions for acting, aviation and ballet in this charming TV adaptation of Noel Streatfield's novel.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, ballet, follow your dream, siblings relations, ambition, hopes, youth, family problems, family in crisis, against the odds, family relations, dancing, family, cinderella, strong female character, talent, money problems, bathtub, christmas tree, dance
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about youth, family relations, family, orphan, hopes, friendship and friends mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Ballet Shoes: An American Girl Holiday (2004), Pollyanna (2003), Heidi (1968), A Shine of Rainbows (2009), Sylvester (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
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: young heroes, family, friendship, rich and poor, teenage life, society, orphan, uncle niece relationship, best friends, family relations, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 817
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, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family, orphan, young heroes, small town, family relations, small town life, friends, hopes, change of heart ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 512
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: feel good, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, girl, governess, mountain, friendship, human spirit, family, optimism, family life, adventure, youth, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, rainbow, island, parents and children, adoption, family life, youth, family relations, couple relations, couples, orphanage, illness ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 341
Sylvester (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an Olympic jumping champion.
Style: semi serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, athlete's life, sport, on the road, underdog, family, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, athlete and trainer, siblings relations, child as adult, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, kentucky, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 279
Owd Bob (1998)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Recently orphaned David must move to the Isle of Man to live with his grandfather, Adam, who's a sheep farmer. Both long for the end of the summer, having nothing in common but their love for dogs, notably Adam's precious champion ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, orphan, mischievous children, pets, farmer, family, family life, farm, countryside, family relations, contests and competitions, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, family, follow your dream, dance school, dance, school, youth, friendship, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, parents and children, urban, family, wish come true, hopes, family relations, best friends, friendship, family gatherings, family life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, touching, gloomy, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, pets, family, coming of age, friendship, youth, family problems, friends, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: atmospheric, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, garden, uncle, mansion, cholera, family, young heroes, old mansion, children, fantasy life, little girl, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 716
Homecoming (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When their mother disappears, a group of siblings are forced to fend for themselves, and make their way on their own. They eventually meet their grandmother, a loner who is reluctant to take them in. Based on the novel by Cynthia Voigt.
Style: feel good, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, grandmother, child abandonment, estrangement, family in crisis, mental illness, abandoned by mother, family life, family relations, siblings relations, homecoming, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, friendship, coming of age, hopes, youth, human nature, destiny, society, family relations, friends, search, children ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 684
Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: soccer, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, sport, family, youth, power relations, orphan, contests and competitions, human spirit, sport team, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 360
Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: church, tragedy, redemption, family life, hopes, youth, family relations, babies and infants, orphan, single parent, adoption, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, rescue, young heroes, follow your dream, family, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, small town life, americana, fish out of water, family relations ...
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Midnight Stallion (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: feel good, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, family, follow your dream, farm, small town, parents and children, family in crisis, against the odds, hopes, family problems, family relations, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 216
Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, friends, family, village, youth, family relations, musician's life, follow your dream, friendship, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 110
My Angel (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family, parents and children, disability, hopes, youth, family relations, supernatural ability, siblings relations, teenage life, kids in trouble, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Will (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will is an 2012 British sports drama directed by Ellen Perry and starring Damian Lewis, Jane March and Bob Hoskins. .At the start of the film, eleven year-old Liverpool fan Will Brennan is at a boarding school in the south of England, due to his ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: orphan, soccer, on the road, sport, life turned upside down, youth, family, human spirit, ambition, escapades, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: europe, england, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 734
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: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, village, mischievous children, orphan, family, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, society, family relations, power relations, isolation, village life ...
Place: alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 319
Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: touching, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional
Plot: evacuation, siblings relations, village, teenage life, family, wartime life, war, countryside, coming of age, youth, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 457
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, orphan, dealing with death, self discovery, eccentric family, haunted by the past, youth, family problems, family relations, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 142
Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, family, friendship, animal life, contests and competitions, parents and children, ambition, rivalry, youth, family relations, friends, child protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Christmas Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas ...
Style: serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, christmas, village, friendship, apprentice, family, village life, holiday, youth, young heroes, parents and children, family life ...
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: feel good, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adventure, parents and children, countryside, family, family relations, friends, dog movie, orphan, contests and competitions, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
An Angel for May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Tom accidentally travels back in time through a fireplace in a ruined farmhouse he meets May, an orphan who needs help. Now that he knows his friends' fate and his own, he will try to reorder the events and change their history.
Style: serious, touching, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, orphan, family, youth, changing the past or future, wartime life, hopes, imaginary, time machine, world war two, 12 year old
Time: contemporary, 40s, 21st century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 87
Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, animal life, family, friends, youth, family relations, young at heart, girl horse relationship, horse actor, horse, human animal relationship
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 525
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, young heroes, family, dealing with death, friendship, parents and children, death in the family, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, semi serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, coming of age, wilderness, family life, backwoods, romance, youth, family relations, family, dealing with death, human spirit, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 670
Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: single parent, underdog, contests and competitions, train, dealing with death, follow your dream, rehabilitation, athlete and trainer, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, cinderella story, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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