Movies like We Can Be Heroes!

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We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
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We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Original name: Bäst i Sverige!
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for her Muslim family. But then they start to support each other in a very delicate and subtle manner...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, youth, family, parents and children, strong female character, children, hopes, soccer, bullying, boy, girl, personal growth, strong female lead, boys' choir, urination
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and feel good films with plots about youth, family relations, friendship, friends, family, parents and children and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like We Can Be Heroes!: Eskil & Trinidad (2013), Finn (2013), Little Big Girl (2002), Storm (2009), Darker Than Midnight (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: family, friendship, village life, parents and children, family relations, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, village, friends, sport team, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, youth, father figure, follow your dream, musician's life, elderly, hopes, teachers and students, parents and children, family relations, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, hopes, coming of age, friends, human nature, destiny, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, girl, search ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: contests and competitions, family, friendship, parents and children, animal life, friends, family relations, pets, jealousy, father son relationship, dog, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, wolf, friendship, fish out of water, youth, family, in the woods, forest, remarry, village, girl, nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, family problems, bittersweet, youth, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, mother daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, father daughter relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of a ten-year-old girl left alone in her house in the summer of 1981.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, childhood, friends, friendship, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, introspection, when the parents are away, hopes, home alone, summer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: sincere, captivating, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, pets, farm, coming of age, youth, single parent, dog, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, friends, parents and children, countryside, youth, elderly, village, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In rural Sweden of the early 1950s, little Elina goes to school again after recovering from tuberculosis, the same illness that has killed her father a few years earlier. Elina's family belongs to Finnish-speaking Finns frowned upon by a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: discrimination, school, finnish, escapades, missing person, siblings relations, family relations, family, solace, apprentice, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Christmas Angel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas movie, wish come true, single parent, christmas eve, holiday, family, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, friends, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: feel good, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, friendship, family life, teenage life, siblings relations, coming of age, hopes, family, youth, friends, animal life, farm ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Wolf Summer (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The young Norwegian girl Kim almost gets killed after falling from a hillside. She finds shelter and stumbles upon the territory of a wolf and her puppy. She barricades herself, but as time passes she finds the wolf less and less frightening. When ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, friendship, adventure, parents and children, escapades, family, danger, female protagonist, wolf, strong female character, nature, courage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Dad (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a long separation, a father and his son spend the day fishing on the river bank. On a beautiful autumn Sunday, surrounded by the majestic countryside, they seem to be alone in the world. They must start all over again.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, touching, stylized ...
Plot: family, youth, family relations, countryside, parents and children, parent child relationship, father son relationship, nature, separated parents, kids and family, father and son, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 100
Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, unfulfillment, terminal illness, siblings relations, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Boy in the Dress (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Based on David Walliams' best-selling children's book, with an all-star cast including Jennifer Saunders, James Buckley, David Walliams and Kate Moss, The Boy in the Dress is a celebration of creativity, difference, football and fashion. ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: contests and competitions, parents and children, friendship, sport team, eccentric family, disorder, youth, family, cross dressing, family relations, coming of age, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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More About the Children of Noisy Village (1987)
Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bullerbyn är en liten, liten by i Småland. Där ligger tre gårdar. I Mellangården bor Lisa med sina bröder Lasse och Bosse, i Norrgården bor systrarna Britta och Anna och i Sörgården bor Olle. Ja, och så Kerstin också, Olles lillasyster. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, christmas, winter, family, youth, social relations, friends, village, family life, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1929
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, forceful separation, youth, starting over, family problems, breakup, family relations, parents separation, best friends, hopes, on the run, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, young heroes, youth, hopes, optimism, friends, disability, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cowgirls n' Angels (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of rodeo trick-riders recruits a young girl to join them.
Style: realistic, feel good, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, direction and purpose, self discovery, friendship, family relations, hopes, youth, parents and children, cowgirl, search for father, rodeo, missing father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, parents and children, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, playground, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, rabbit, farm, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: veterinarian, dolphins, animal life, rescue, friendship, youth, family, family relations, friends, human spirit, hopes, theme park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tsatsiki, Mum and the Policeman (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Little Tsatsiki, son of a single mother in Sweden, has never met his father, a Greek fisherman. Tsatsiki befriends a nice but straight-laced motorcycle policeman renting one of their rooms and decices he is the right guy for his mother, an amateur ...
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, suburbs, obsession, single parent, fall in love, youth, family, love and romance, elementary school, boy ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, art, horse, balloon, singing, friends, teenage girl, female protagonist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Sivas (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Establishing a bleak village in Eastern Turkey as its setting, Sivas features the story of Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, and Sivas, a weathered fighting dog who develop a strong relationship after Aslan finds Sivas wounded in a ditch, left to die.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, life is a bitch, danger, animal life, adventure, society, pets, youth, friends, family relations, horse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Mr. Stink (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This family comedy based on David Walliam's best-selling book tells the story of Chloe, who sees Mr. Stink every day, but has never spoken to him. Before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual friend hiding in her garden shed. As it turns out that ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, friendship, family, intergenerational friendship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, friends, family relations, youth, homeless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%