Movies like Bridge to Terabithia 1985

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Bridge to Terabithia (1985)
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Bridge to Terabithia (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school.
Plot: school, puppy, drawing, bereavement, boy, first love, student, teacher, friendship, death, art, family relations, male female relationship, children, running, singing, accident, bullying, bully, artist, young girl, girl, little girl, father son relationship, teacher student relationship ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, serious and humorous films with plots about family relations, friendship, school, girl, children, boy and friend mostly in Family, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Bridge to Terabithia: Wonder (2017), A Lobster Tale (2006), Someone Like Hodder (2003), The Mysterious Miss C. (2002), Anton (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, loss of friend, imaginary, childhood, escape from reality, teenage boy, magical, loneliness, friends, social misfits, classmate, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: middle school, bullying, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, mask, family relations, deformity, child, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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A Lobster Tale (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cody Brewer, a quiet New England fisherman isn't doing too well for himself. His wife feels neglected, and his son keeps getting picked on by the school bully. While out collecting his lobster traps one day, Cody finds a strange green moss that ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, family relations, family life, family, moral dilemma, fisherman, supernatural, rivalry, friendship, social relations, down on your luck, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, maine, usa
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Someone Like Hodder (2003)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Hodder is nine years old. He lives on his own with his father, who works nights as a bill poster. One night a fairy appears to Hodder and asks him to save the world.
Style: captivating, humorous, sincere, semi serious
Plot: friendship, children, family relations, father son relationship, single father, bully, widower, school, teacher, grave, organ, dysfunctional family ...
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The Mysterious Miss C. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An eccentric teacher (Marie-Chantal Perron) causes children at her elementary school to change the way they look at themselves.
Plot: school, teacher, strange person, friends, friend
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Anton (1996)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Anton is 10 years old. Anton's father was a jet fighter pilot who died in an accident. Anton's mother told Anton that his father is flying angels around in heaven. Anton is obsessed with aeroplanes (his bedroom is full of models and ...
Plot: bed wetting, schoolboy, model airplane, loss of father, danish, school, death, airplane, biplane, classroom, garage, airforce ...
Place: denmark
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Lantern Hill (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the ...
Plot: supernatural, cousin cousin relationship, uniform, sweater, aunt niece relationship, school teacher, deathbed, long lost daughter, little girl, secret, school, grandmother ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: nova scotia, toronto ontario canada
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Rubber Tarzan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As a result of this Ivan spends a lot of his time on ...
Plot: bully, boy, loneliness, school, father son relationship, children, family relations, mother son relationship
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Village of Dreams (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Tells of the childhood of two nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly landlord, a rough new boy at the school, and three ...
Style: experimental, stylized, atmospheric, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: village, countryside, prank, family relations, twins, disorder, social relations, young heroes, coming of age, mischievous children, youth, friends ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Challengers (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After her father dies and she moves to a new town, Mackie wants to join a certain gang/band. But they've got this boys-only rule. So Mackie comes up with an audacious plan...only it begins to backfire.
Plot: nightstick, grief, talent show, single mother, mother daughter relationship, boy, girl, gender disguise, death of father, friendship, band, photograph ...
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The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl obsessed with watching the heavens bets her telescope with the local bully that their oddly acting new neighbours are not aliens from outer space.
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An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
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Country: USA
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Hugo and Josephine (1967)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Josefin is a six year old girl who lives isolated in the countryside, where her father is a priest. She has no friends until she meets Hugo. He is a carefree boy who rather walk in the forest than goes to school. Together with the gardener they make ...
Plot: gardener, countryside, children, young girl, best friend, nature, classroom, forest, loneliness, bottle, junkyard, barefoot ...
Place: eastern europe
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20%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A feel-good comedy about the laughter, excitement and fun that come with being a kid! Joshua is a thoughtful 10-year-old looking for some simple answers to life's eternal questions. The problem is that no one - including his concerned parents ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, light, touching ...
Audience: kids
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Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Canada
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Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 62 min.
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, psychological, sentimental ...
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Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Genre: Family, Drama
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Family, Drama
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wild Pony (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family
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