Tags: movies like English Vinglish (2012) - full list
|Genre||fantasy, adventure, family|
|Characters||Family, Heroes, Friends, Losers, Revived toys|
|Plot||Adventure, Superpowers, Toys|
|Place||Parallel worlds, New York, Tomb|
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.
|Mark||6.8 (imdb: 7.6)|
|Characters||Wizards, Gays, Friends, Gods, Kings, Students, Teachers|
|Plot||Magic, Adventures, Superpowers, Depression, Life after death, Time travel|
|Place||Parallel worlds, School, College|
Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.
|Characters||Parents, Teens, Friends, Teachers, Poor|
|Place||School, New York|
|Style||Touching, To cry, Light, Inspirational|
From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
|Mark||6.6 (imdb: 6.5)|
|Characters||Twins, Partners, Losers, Teachers|
|Place||New York, Hotels, Small cities|
In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents. Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths.
|Style||Makes me think, Fascinating|
Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed ‘The Wolfpack’, the brothers spend their childhood reenacting their favorite films using elaborate home-made props and costumes. Their world is shaken up when one of the brothers escapes and everything changes.
|Mark||9.2 (imdb: 6.8)|
|Genre||fantastic, action, drama, adventure|
|Characters||Superhero, Friends, Lifeguards, Superhero team, Superhero, Strong women, Monsters|
|Plot||Disasters, Time machine, Adventures, Time travel, Martial Arts, Love|
When heroes alone are not enough ... the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?
|Mark||10 (imdb: 6.7)|
|Genre||comedy, family, music|
Luna leads a happy life in Mexico where she enjoys skating. Her life change overnight when a wealthy woman offers Luna's parents a job in Argentina and also to pay an elite school for Luna. Luna and her family moves to Argentina. She should start a new life, makes new friends, but soon she discovers the Jam & Roller, a rollerskating club, where she can not only prove her talent on wheels, but also on the stage singing. And that's not all, Luna is adopted and her parents have never kept her adoption a secret. However, Luna is suddenly overtaken by her past after moving to Argentina.
|Characters||Losers, Housewives, Writers|
On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by revealing that she has recovered after a long mental illness. Marko is the only one who respects her wish from now on to be treated as a full member of this family and, as a result, ends up tipping more than just the delicate balance of his parent’s seemingly harmonious relationship.
|Mark||4.6 (imdb: 7.3)|
|Genre||fantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime|
Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his strict grandfather, Enoch, a firebrand preacher, is bent on getting him to accept Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Only Chazz, the feisty girl from church, provides a diversion from the drudgery. As hot summer simmers and Sunday mornings brim with Enoch’s operatic sermons, things turn anything but dull as people’s conflicting agendas collide.
|Mark||10 (imdb: 8.2)|
|Genre||fantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, family, cartoon|
|Country||United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA, Germany, Japan, France|
|Characters||Cats, Family, Friends, Teens, Teachers, Dinosaurs, Fish|
The life of Gumball Watterson, a 12-year old cat who attends middle school in Elmore. Accompanied by his pet, adoptive brother, and best friend Darwin Watterson, he frequently finds himself involved in various shenanigans around the city, during which he interacts with various family members: Anais, Richard, and Nicole Watterson, and other various citizens.
|Mark||7.2 (imdb: 8.3)|
|Genre||melodrama, drama, history|
|Plot||Relationship, Love triangle|
Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.
|Genre||drama, adventure, family, biography|
|Plot||Adventure, On real events|
|Place||Jungle, Islands, Asia, Germany|
A family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.
|Mark||10 (imdb: 8.6)|
|Genre||fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime|
|Style||Netflix, Spectacular, For men|
Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
|Mark||6.8 (imdb: 4.3)|
|Characters||Friends, Dogs, Cats, Family, Losers|
When Phil and Debbie Winslow relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style.
|Mark||10 (imdb: 5.8)|
|Characters||Writers, Friends, Dogs, Thieves, Losers, Students, Teachers|
|Plot||Dancing, Loneliness, Cars|
THE EXTRA MAN is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a 9 to 5 job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes).
|Country||USA, Argentina, Spain, Italy|
|Characters||Musicians, Losers, Poets, Brothers, Writers|
|Place||Ships, New York|
Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
|Mark||10 (imdb: 4.6)|
Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, shown in the trials and tribulations of one pivotal day.
|Characters||Cats, Losers, Single mothers, Poor|
|Plot||Depression, On real events|
Based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis raised as Park Avenue débutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens." As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality.