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20 best movies like Curly Sue (1991)

List of the best movies like Curly Sue (1991): The Adventures of Huck Finn, My Girl 2, Music from Another Room, Simon Birch, Martian Child, Tini: The New Life of Violetta, Savannah, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Lady and the Tramp, The Mistletoe Promise.

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Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Growing up
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Touching

Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure when Walt Disney presents The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings). Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), it's the unforgettable saga of a mischievous youngster and a runaway slave

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotTravel, Friendship, Holidays
PlaceCalifornia, Small cities, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Touching

Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realises she knows very little about her. She manages to get her father to agree to let her go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil and do some research on her mother.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersLesbians, Blind
PlotLove, Dancing, American Football, Money, Friendship
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five years later, Danny returns to his hometown and finds the irresistible Anna Swann but she finds it easy to resist him since she is already engaged to dreamboat Eric, a very practical match. In pursuit of Anna, Danny finds himself entangled with each of the eccentric Swanns including blind, sheltered Nina, cynical sister Karen, big brother Bill and dramatic mother Grace as he fights to prove that fate should never be messed with and passion should never be practical.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersTeachers, Disabled people, Friends, Partners, Parents
PlotFriendship, Fate, Justice, Parenting
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational, Touching

Simon Birch and Joe Wenteworth are boys who have a reputation for being oddballs. Joe never knew his father, and his mother, Rebecca, is keeping her lips sealed no matter how much he protests. Simon, meanwhile, is an 11-year-old dwarf whose outsize personality belies his small stature. Indeed, he often assails the local reverend with thorny theological questions and joins Joe on his quest to find his biological father.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersDogs, Aliens, Family, Writers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Depression, Baseball, Adoption
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryArgentina
Duration00:52
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family, Friends, Fathers
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceIslands
StylePsychological problems, Action, Cute, Soulful, Fascinating

Shot in Spanish and localized for markets around the world, “Tini – El Gran Cambio de Violetta” is set to thrill fans with everything they loved about the worldwide Violetta phenomenon including strong musical elements with new and original tracks, exciting choreography, compelling storylines, and intriguing characters. All made bigger and better for the big screen. The film shows how taking the role in the TV series was a pivotal moment for Tini leading to a personal ‘coming of age story’ about the young actress. In a story that reflects the teen star’s own real life, Tini will leave behind the world depicted in Violetta, striking out alone and embarking on a brand new adventure over one endless summer that will define her as a person and see her emerge as a new artist.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, family, history
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Writers, Lawyers, Friends
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Money, Friendship, Death
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his long-time friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Animals, Lawyers, Friends, Judge
PlotLove, Sports, Racing, Time travel, Cars
PlaceMongolia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, To cry, Soulful

A family dog—with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind—evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Family, Puppies, Cats
PlotLove, Friendship, Freedom
PlaceTrains
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

The love story between a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a streetwise mongrel named Tramp. Lady finds herself out on the street after her owners have a baby and is saved from a pack by Tramp, who tries to show her to live her life footloose and collar-free.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryCanada
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate, Competitions, Holidays
PlaceParty
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Touching

A chance meeting between two strangers who share a disdain for Christmas results in The Mistletoe Promise, a pact to help them navigate their holiday complications - together. But as they spend more time with each other and experience the magic of Christmas the phony couple discovers there may be more to their contract than business.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersFamily, Friends, Brothers, Comedians
PlotLove, On real events, Fate
PlaceHospitals
StyleTo cry, Cute, Vital signs, Touching

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family, Pupils, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Touching

Animated character Fat Albert emerges from his TV universe into the real world, accompanied by his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Old Weird Harold and Dumb Donald. Though the gang is flabbergasted by the modern world, they make new friends, and Albert attempts to help young Doris become popular. But things get complicated when Albert falls for her older sister, Lauri, and must turn to creator Bill Cosby for advice.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Nuns, Priests
PlotLife, Friendship, Death, Religious, Family life
PlacePrison, School
StyleTo cry, Touching

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Indians, Teachers, Spiders, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, By books, Tense

A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town alcoholic is accused of the murder. Tom and Huck go through several adventures trying to retrieve evidence.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersFamily, Twins, Friends, Orphans, Parents
PlotLove, Adventure, Relationship, Life, Family life
PlaceSummer camp, USA
StyleCute, Touching

Identical 9-year-olds from very different backgrounds: orphaned Amanda and wealthy Alyssa meet at summer camp and decide to switch places -- and play matchmaker between Alyssa's dad, Roger, and the kind social worker who cares for Amanda.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, New York

Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man discovers a hidden passion for jump roping

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Travel, Money, Friendship, Tornadoes
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersLosers
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. Manny and Corrina's friendship delights Molly and enrages the other townspeople.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, comedy, drama
CountryIndia
Duration01:30
CharactersHorses, Family
PlotLove, Travel, Friendship, Uprising, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, India, Chicago
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

A young mute girl from Pakistan loses herself in India with no way to head back. A devoted man with a magnanimous spirit undertakes the task to get her back to her motherland and unite her with her family.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersChildrens, Losers, Orphans, Sheriffs
PlotTravel, Loneliness, First love, Depression
PlaceIslands, Summer camp
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Atmospheric

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Justice
PlaceCollege
StyleTo cry, Cute, Gloomy, Touching

Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends, Losers, Psychiatrists
PlotFriendship, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, New York
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryIndia
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends
PlotDancing, Cars, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceSchool, India, Asia
StyleLight, To cry, Fascinating

A gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony, take on the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountrySweden, Denmark
CharactersTeachers, Friends, Pianists, Orphans, Foster children
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Jealousy, Tango
PlaceVillage, Trains, Sweden
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

The summer of '58, the year Sweden almost won the world championship in soccer over Brazil, Yngve Johansson accepts two children to live with him during the summer, as told through the eyes of a young boy. His name is Mårten, and the other child's name is Annika. She is a rough girl, with many problems. The three of them do not get along, and Yngve is a true dictator to the children's eyes. However, when the children discover that their new guardian has a crush on their teacher (Cecilia Nilsson), they do what they can to bring the two together. Soon enough, the three will discover that they have a lot more in common than they previously imagined, and together they can make their lives worth living again. This is a sweet story about life in Sweden in the mid 1900's. It is about family, love, hate, innocent friendship that we all can relate to, and much, much more...

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceBeach, USA, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, By books

Dylan Schoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Los Angeles Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new it bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog, self-professed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan's bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool. But when Dylan's so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life and her social status comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan win the Woodlands Academy Fall Formal Blossom Queen crown? Can Josh win the Woodlands Academy 10th Annual Film Festival? Can Dylan, with Josh's help, pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after?

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFamily, Orphans
PlaceSchool, England, Boarding school
Time19th century
StyleExciting, To cry, By books, Touching, Serious

The classic Shirley Temple film in which a little girl goes in search of her father who is reported missing by the military during the Second Boer War.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Journalists
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Death, Love triangle
PlaceParis, France, Cemetery
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies and Marianne returns to Abel. However, things have changed for the both of them and feelings of jealousy surround their new relationship.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
CharactersCelebrities
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

A romantic drama set in 1961 that follows a young studio extra's ambitious efforts to reunite with the French girl he loves after being separated by the construction of the Berlin Wall.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersFamily, Losers, Unicorns
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Friendship, Happiness, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Fancy, Touching

A woman named Kit moves back to her parent's house, where she receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.





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