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List of the best movies like Spread Your Wings (2019): College Road Trip, Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain, Mountain Miracle, Venice Is Not in Italy, Storm Boy, Eight Below, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Wonder, Custody, Nine Lives.

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Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Family, Lawyers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Chess
PlaceAircraft, School, Party, Hotels
StyleLight, To cry, Touching

When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceNature, Forest, Small cities, Los Angeles
StyleLight, Cute, Inspirational

Two teen girls, one from the city, one from the country, try to find the hidden gold of Bear Mountain learning about friendship, loyalty and courage on the way.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration01:55
CharactersTeens, Friends, Fathers, Parents, Mothers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, The escape, Friendship
PlaceNature, Mountains, Italy, Hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Touching, Serious

A girl struggling with asthma is taken to a clinic in South Tyrol to be cured. After some time she decides to get out of this hell (that's how she feels about it) and soon she'll meet a new friend. Together they try to reach the peak of a mountain where, according to an old custom, she can be healed.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Family, Parents, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Time travel, Adventure, Relationship
PlaceItaly, Venice
TimeNight
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Emile is fifteen. He lives in Montargis, between a sweet-crazy father and a mother who has always dyed his hair blond, because, it seems, he is more beautiful like that. When the girl who pleases him more than anything invites him to Venice for the holidays, he is overjoyed. Only problem, his parents decide to accompany him - This is the story of a teenager born into an unclassifiable family, the story of a first love, miraculous and fragile. This is the story of an initiatory and incredible journey where life often takes unawares, but where Venice, it will be at the rendezvous.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, family
CountryAustralia
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Animals, Childrens, Fathers, Birds
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Water
PlaceSea, Ocean, Beach
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Touching

Storm Boy lives a lonely life with his reclusive father on a desolate coastline, but when he forms a close bond with a pelican, Mr. Percival, his life takes a new and unexpected turn.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Animals, Scientists, Husky, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Expeditions
PlaceAntarctica, Helicopters
StyleAction, Light, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersTeens, Horses, Cinderella, Disabled people, Losers
PlotOn real events, Adventure
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A runaway orphan, young Sonora, persists in a menial job mucking stables in Doc Carver's travelling stunt show. Her great wish is to become a death-defying "diving girl," but Doc refuses her pleas. Undaunted, Sonora's gutsy resolve finally convinces him to give her a break. On the brink of stardom, however, a cruel twist of fate threatens to destroy her dream.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration02:15
CharactersTeachers, Family, Pupils, Surgeons, Poor
PlotFight, Money, Friendship, Computers, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Beach, Hospitals, Summer camp, Lake
TimeHalloween
StyleAction, Light, Inspirational, Soulful, By books

The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, family, short
CountryFrance
Duration01:35
CharactersChildrens, Family, Lawyers, Judge, Fathers
PlotLove, Dancing, Loneliness, Divorce, Fear
PlaceSchool, Trains, Court, France, Hospitals
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody of her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers abused. Taken as a hostage between his parents, Julien Besson will do everything to prevent the worst from happening.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, China, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Fathers, Businessmen
PlotLove, Adventure, Body exchange, Supernatural, Self-sacrifice
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleKind, Light

A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersChildrens, Alcoholics
PlotAdventure, Travel, Poker, Expeditions, Swimming
PlaceIslands, Forest, Lighthouse, Beach
TimeSummer
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, Fascinating

Sent to spend the summer with their uncle on a remote island, young brothers Andy and Mark learn that their eccentric grandfather once owned the island, but vanished without a trace…taking with him the secret to a vast fortune. Delving into the mysterious past of the island, the brothers discover that their grandfather designed a complex treasure hunt, a hunt that could lead to unimaginable wealth and heal their broken family – if they can find it in time. Sinister forces also search for the money and will stop at nothing to keep the boys from their quest. As the adventure unfolds, the boys learn that the bonds of family are the most valuable riches of all, and that some family secrets can’t stay buried forever.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIceland, France, Ukraine
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Twins, Sisters, Tourists
PlotAdventure, Flooding, Adoption
PlacePrison, Nature, Helicopters, Ukraine
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, For girls, Atmospheric

Halla declares a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. She is prepared to risk everything to protect the pristine Icelandic Highlands she loves… Until an orphan unexpectedly enters her life.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, family
CountryFrance, Canada
CharactersTeens, Students, Maids, Single mothers
PlaceSchool, France
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

Fatima, an Algerian-born woman who now lives in France with her two teenage daughters, with whom she is barely able to communicate.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration01:26
CharactersGay, Teachers, Family, Fathers, Terminally ill
PlotMoney, Mystery, Growing up, Parenting
PlaceSea, School, France, Beach, Metro
StyleSad ones, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

A man without attachments or responsibilities suddenly finds himself with an abandoned baby and leaves for London to try and find the mother. Eight years later after he and his daughter become inseparable Gloria's mother reappears.

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: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Artists
PlotTravel, Friendship, Depression, Meaning of life
PlaceFrance, Beach
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, By books, Touching

Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During his travels, he has a strange encounter with Marylou, a wild teenager who was rejected by her mother. The lost girl and the man at the end of his tether will travel together awhile. Finally living like a father and daughter, at peace.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:28
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Justice
PlaceEngland
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational, Fascinating

The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase
PlaceThe White House
StyleTwisted plot, Light, Fascinating, Touching

Max is assigned to the White House while Butch, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12 year old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile, he is trying hard to fit in and lead a normal life. During a state visit by the Russian President and his daughter, Alexandra (Alex), TJ is asked to accompany her, during their stay. TJ befriends Alex, but when they get into trouble, Max comes to the rescue!

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:55
CharactersAnimals, Orphans, Deer
PlaceNature, Forest, Paris, France
StyleCute, Soulful, Atmospheric, Touching

Paris 1930. Paul has only ever had one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, an austere building in the Parisian working class suburbs. Entrusted to a joyful country woman, Célestine, and her husband, Borel, the rather stiff gamekeeper of a vast estate in Sologne, the city child, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and disturbing world, that of a soverign and wild region. The huge forest, misty ponds, heaths, and fields all belong to the Count de la Fresnaye, an elderly taciturn man who lives alone in his manor.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Horses, Alcoholics, Mute
PlotMotorcycles
PlaceTrains, France
TimeSummer
StyleKind, Touching

Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo, born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather, Paul "Oliveron" they never met because of a family quarrel. It is not the holidays they dreamed, especially their father announced yesterday that he was leaving the house. In less than 24 hours, it is the clash of generations between teenagers and a grandfather they believe psycho. A wrong. Because the turbulent past will resurface and Paul Seventies will land deep in the Alpilles. During this summer tormented both generations will be processed one by the other.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Autistic
PlotFriendship
PlaceFrance, Metro, Hospitals, Hotels
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

For twenty years, Bruno and Malik have lived in a different world—the world of autistic children and teens. In charge of two separate nonprofit organizations (The Hatch & The Shelter), they train young people from underprivileged areas to be caregivers for extreme cases that have been refused by all other institutions. It’s an exceptional partnership, outside of traditional settings, for some quite extraordinary characters.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryItaly, France, Luxembourg
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Students, Fathers
PlotLove, On real events, Mystery, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceSea, Village, Forest, Beach
TimeDark ones
StyleGloomy, Touching, Disturbing

In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, Giuseppe, a boy of 13, vanishes. Luna, his classmate who loves him, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. She rebels against the silence and complicity that surround her, and to find him she descends into the dark world which has swallowed him up and which has a lake as its mysterious entrance.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Killers, Lawyers, Fathers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Funeral
PlacePrison, Court, France, Hospitals, Cemetery
StyleBy books, Heavy, Tense

In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka’s death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A botched autopsy report raises his suspicions and leads him to accuse Kalinka’s stepfather, Dr Dieter Krombach, as the murderer. Unable to indict Krombach in Germany, Bamberski attempts to take the trial to France, where he will dedicate his life to Kalinka’s justice and the imprisonment of Krombach.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:52
CharactersDisabled people, Millionaires, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Loneliness, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceFrance
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, Light, Inspirational

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure
CountryChina, France
Duration02:25
CharactersDogs, Horses, Wolves
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure
PlaceNature, China, Mongolia
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:14
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Betrayal, Mystery, Debts
PlaceNature, France
StyleLight, Soulful, Makes me think, Touching

The result of the small handkerchiefs "Petits mouchoirs", 7 years later. The band, which erupted, is found on the occasion of the anniversary surprise organized for Max.

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
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Czech Republic, Belgium
Duration02:05
CharactersDogs, Horses, Snake, Writers, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Cars, Money, Obsession, Loneliness
PlaceParty, Castle
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating

Paris in the 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman with a passion for music and the opera. For years, she has performed regularly for a circle of guests. But Marguerite sings tragically out of tune and no one has ever told her. Her husband and her close friends have always encouraged her in her illusions. Things become very complicated the day she gets it into her head to perform in front of a genuine public, at the Opera.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryNetherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Spain, France
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Thieves, Musicians, Jews
PlotLove, Passion, Friendship, Chase, Happiness
PlaceSchool, Trains, France
StyleBy books, Touching, Serious

Nono, a Dutch kid lacking two days being thirteen, runs away from problems at home and, disguised as a girl, takes up with the world's cleverest thief, who unbeknownst to Nono, may hold the bizarre key to his true identity.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Religious
PlaceNature, Psychiatric hospitals, France, Hospitals
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Touching, Disturbing

Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.





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