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Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:37
CharactersChildrens, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Family life, Holidays
PlaceFrance, Beach, Hotels
TimeSummer, Vacation
StyleLight, To cry, By books, Fancy, Touching

It's the end of the school year. The long-awaited moment of the holidays is arrive. The little Nicolas, her parents and Grandma take the road towards the sea, and settle in for some time at the Hotel Beau-Rivage.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Friends
PlotDancing, Life, Friendship, Family life, Adoption
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching

When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. Tanny's a wild boy, whom John cannot control, and one night he breaks into McCann's house, and steals the gold and disappears, which nearly confirms McCann's distrust of mankind. But then, a mysterious young woman dies in the snow outside McCann's house, and her small daughter makes her way to McCann's house and into McCann's life and heart.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreadventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:40
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Family life, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, By books

Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's happening.

Markimdb: 2.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotMusic, Life, Family life
PlaceSchool, England
StyleRomantic, To cry

A teenage girls life gets turned upside down when a new school friend turns out to be a popstar.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreadventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs, Teens, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceSmall cities
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

An update of the Lassie legend stars Thomas Guiry as a troubled city kid whose family retreats to the country, where he befriends the famous collie and changes for the better. Conflict develops when a ruthless sheep rancher causes trouble for everyone.

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: 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: 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: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly
Duration01:42
CharactersZombie, Teens, Cannibals, Friends
PlotLove, Survival, Friendship
PlaceItaly
StylePsychological problems, To cry, By books, Black humor, Touching

Leo falls in love with Beatrice, a slightly older high-school student who has leukemia.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Horses, Gay, Punks, Friends
PlotFriendship, Rehabilitation
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching

A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture.

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: 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: 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: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Losers
PlotMusic, Life, Family life
PlaceFrance
StyleTouching, Disturbing

The whole Bélier family is deaf, except for sixteen year old Paula who is the important translator in her parents' day to day life especially when it comes to matters concerning the family farm. When her music teacher discovers she has a fantastic singing voice and she gets an opportunity to enter a big Radio France contest the whole family's future is set up for big changes.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Pregnant, Friends, Parents
PlotWedding, Life, Friendship, Family life
StyleTo cry, Cute, Fascinating, Smart, Touching

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works.

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: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGreece, Turkey
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Cooks, Friends
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life
PlaceTurkey
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

"A Touch of Spice" is a story about Fanis, a young Greek boy growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor. They both require... A Touch of Spice. Fanis grows up to become an excellent cook and uses his cooking skills to spice up the lives of those around him. 35 years later he leaves Athens and travels back to his birthplace of Istanbul to reunite with his grandfather and his first love. He travels back only to realize that he forgot to put a little bit of spice in his own life.

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: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGreece, USA
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends, Losers, Widows
PlotDancing, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Islands, Greece
StyleExciting, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Parents, Poor
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life
PlaceSchool, New York
StyleLight, To cry, Inspirational, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Princesses
PlotFriendship, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceSchool, Islands, Small cities
StyleTouching

When an evil dictator threatens to take over the kingdom, Princess Rosalinda gets put into the Princess Protection Program. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter, who works after school at a nearby bait shop. Rosalinda goes undercover as a regular teen named, Rosie with the help of Carter. In turn, Rosalinda helps Carter overcome insecurities with herself and her crush on Donny who also likes her but can't tell or get shy.

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
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, France, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersDogs, Animals, Knights, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, The escape, Friendship, Moving
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
StyleTouching

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, music
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersCinderella, Family, Friends
PlotMusic, Life, Friendship, Family life, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, India, Asia
StyleTouching

Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, are off to India to star in a Bollywood movie. But when there they discover that they will have to compete against each other to get the role in the movie. Will the Cheetah's break up again?

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: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Depression, Cancer
PlaceSchool, USA
StylePsychological problems, To cry, By books, Smart, Vital signs

Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

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: 3.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:26
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family, Friends, Puppies
PlotAdoption, Rivalry
StyleExciting, To cry

Fall into puppy love with “the world’s worst dog”, who now has a frisky voice and an attitude to match. Join Marley for his mischievous puppy years, as he and his summer pal, Bodie Grogan, wreak havoc on a neighborhood dog contest. Marley outwits Dobermans, Shepherds and Collies, while stealing hearts in his own unique and lovable way. Get your paws on MARLEY & ME: THE PUPPY YEARS and fetch big laughs for the whole family!

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: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends, Singers
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceParty, USA
StyleTo cry, By books

What happens when three sets of BFF's become enemies?





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