Movies like Annie 1982

An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks' mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. So Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds.

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1 Overboard 1987

Heiress, Joanna Stayton hires carpenter, Dean Proffitt to build a closet on her yacht -- and refuses to pay him for the project when it's done. But after Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean sees an opportunity to get even.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writer:

Leslie Dixon

Country:

United States of America
6.9

2 Peter Pan 2003

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Director:

P.J. Hogan

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (play), P.J. Hogan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

3 Matilda 1996

An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Danny DeVito

Writers:

Roald Dahl (book), Nicholas Kazan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

4 Footloose 1984

When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writer:

Dean Pitchford

Country:

United States of America
6.6

5 Grease 2 1982

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie?

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Music, Romance

Director:

Patricia Birch

Writers:

Ken Finkleman, Jim Jacobs (characters) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
4.4

6 Steel Magnolias 1989

This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writers:

Robert Harling (screenplay), Robert Harling (play)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

7 Peggy Sue Got Married 1986

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

8 Mary Poppins 1964

A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Bill Walsh (screenplay), Don DaGradi (screenplay) (as Don Da Gradi) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

9 Miracle On 34th Street 1994

Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle—Santa Claus. Her mother told her the secret about Santa a long time ago, but, after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all—something to believe in.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Family

Director:

Les Mayfield

Country:

United States of America
6.5

10 Pete's Dragon 1977

Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Family

Directors:

Don Chaffey, Don Bluth (uncredited)

Writers:

Malcolm Marmorstein (screenplay), Seton I. Miller (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

11 Sister Act 1992

A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the mob's hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually the singer rescues the failing choir and begins helping with community projects, which gets her an interview on TV—and identification by the mob.

Genres:

Music, Comedy

Director:

Emile Ardolino

Writer:

Paul Rudnick (as Joseph Howard)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

12 Grease 1978

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?

Genre:

Romance

Director:

Randal Kleiser

Writers:

Jim Jacobs (based on the original musical by), Warren Casey (based on the original musical by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

13 Father Of The Bride 1991

George Banks is an ordinary, middle-class man whose 21 year-old daughter Annie has decided to marry a man from an upper-class family, but George can't think of what life would be like without his daughter. He becomes slightly insane, but his wife tries to make him happy for Annie, but when the wedding takes place at their home and a foreign wedding planner takes over the ceremony.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Charles Shyer

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

14 Mrs. Doubtfire 1993

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children's best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

Anne Fine (novel), Randi Mayem Singer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

15 The Sound Of Music 1965

A tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Genres:

Drama, Family, Music, Romance

Director:

Robert Wise

Writers:

George Hurdalek (with the partial use of ideas by) (as Georg Hurdalek), Howard Lindsay (from the stage musical book by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
8

16 The Beautician And The Beast 1997

The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Ken Kwapis

Writer:

Todd Graff

Country:

United States of America
5.4

17 Hook 1991

The boy who wasn't supposed grow up—Peter Pan—does just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. During his trip to see Granny Wendy in London, the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter's kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Family

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (books), J.M. Barrie (play) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

18 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Jeremiah S. Chechik (as Jeremiah Chechik)

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
7.6

19 Annie 2014

Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks—advised by his brilliant VP and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor—makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Will Gluck

Writers:

Will Gluck (screenplay), Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.3

20 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Country:

United States of America
7.8

21 Babe 1995

Babe is a little pig who doesn't quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mom, Babe realizes that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep pig of all time, and Farmer Hogget knows it. With the help of the sheep dogs Babe learns that a pig can be anything that he wants to be.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Family

Director:

Chris Noonan

Writers:

Dick King-Smith (novel), George Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
6.7

22 Curly Sue 1991

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.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

Director:

John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
5.9

23 A Christmas Story 1983

The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Director:

Bob Clark

Writers:

Jean Shepherd (based on the novel "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by), Jean Shepherd (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
8

24 Coal Miner's Daughter 1980

Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Michael Apted

Writers:

Thomas Rickman (screenplay) (as Tom Rickman), Loretta Lynn (autobiography) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.5