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20 best movies like Martian Child (2007)

List of the best movies like Martian Child (2007): Simon Birch, Pete's Dragon, Annie, Curly Sue, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Nicostratos the Pelican, Pollyanna, Heaven is for Real, Moonrise Kingdom, The Fundamentals of Caring.

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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: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration02:18
CharactersDragons, Wolves, Rabbits, Bears, Family
PlotAdventure, Life, Investigation, Friendship, Family life
PlaceForest, USA, Small cities
TimeNight
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales... until she meets Pete, a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete's descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham's stories. With the help of Natalie, an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersFamily, Friends, Billionaires, Orphans, Foster children
PlotDancing, Music, Chase, Hip Hop, Adoption
PlaceHelicopters, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching

Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel, but the plucky youngster's confidence and sunny outlook may mean that Annie will save Will instead.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersChildrens, Family, Lawyers, Friends, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Fate, Missing people, Shopping
PlaceChernobyl, School
StyleAction, To cry, Cute, Touching

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiancé.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily
PlotSoccer, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Touching

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, Greece
Duration01:28
CharactersTeens, Animals, Family, Friends
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life, Adoption
PlaceSea, Village, Islands, Greece
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching

After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and revive him back to life ...

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: 5.8
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersGods, Firefighters, Family, Priests, Parents
PlotOn real events, Supernatural, Religious, Life after death, Meaning of life
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, By books, Touching, Serious

Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth... things he couldn't possibly know.

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: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Writers, Disabled people, Friends, Nurses
PlotTime travel, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleKind, To cry, Cute, Black humor, Touching

Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the western states. The folks they collect along the way will help them test their skills for surviving outside their calculated existence. Together, they come to understand the importance of hope and the necessity of true friendship.

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: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersOrphans
PlotBirthday, Family life
PlaceTrains, USA, Small cities
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Photographers, Sisters
PlotDancing, Basketball, Karate, Friendship, Dolls
PlaceSchool, Forest, USA
TimeSummer, Winter
StyleTo cry, Touching

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Family, Orphans, Parents
PlotAdoption, Parenting
StyleKind, Light, Cute, Soulful, Touching

When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersDogs, Animals, Monkeys, Family, Friends
PlotLife, Friendship, Loneliness, Religious, Depression
PlaceParty, Small cities
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Touching

A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.

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: 7.2
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersDoctors, Family, Nurses, Parents
PlotOn real events, Life, Family life, Adoption
StyleLight, To cry, Touching

When a widower with ten children marries a widow with eight, can the twenty of them ever come together as one big happy family?

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: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Friends, Fathers, Maids, Parents
PlotLife, Friendship, Sects, Family life
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:06
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Thieves, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Friendship, Fate
PlaceParis, France
StyleExciting, Light, To cry, Steampunk, Fascinating

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Family, Writers, Parents
PlotLove, Life, First love, Depression, Family life
StyleTwisted plot, Cute, Touching, Heartbreaking

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersFamily, Dolphins, Friends, Turtles
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Swimming
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

In an updated contemporary version of the beloved stage play and 1989 film, "Steel Magnolias" chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. Supporting each other through their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children - and hair and nails - all the important topics that truly unite and celebrate women.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersDogs, Gay, Musicians, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Money, Friendship, Computers, Jealousy
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StyleLight, Fascinating, Makes me think

Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he can't help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends who seemingly have more wealthy and glamorous lives. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or if their lives are actually more flawed than they appear.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersFamily, Family, Foster children, Parents
PlotRelationship, Breakup, Depression, Bulimia, Adoption
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Touching

Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same birthday - and so much more than anyone would expect.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Horses, Family
PlotFriendship
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersFamily
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife and well-intentioned parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersOrphans, Babies, Parents
PlotLife, Death, Birthday, Family life, Adoption
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must set their differences aside. Juggling careers and social calendars, they'll have to find common ground while living under the same roof.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Losers, Single mothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of "Rambo: First Blood", Lee plans to make cinematic history by filming his own action-packed video epic. Together, these two newfound friends-turned-budding-filmmakers quickly discover that their imaginative ― and sometimes mishap-filled ― cinematic adventure has begun to take on a life of its own!

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.





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