Movies like The Parent Trap 1961

Two identical twin sisters, separated at birth by their parents' divorce, are reunited years later at a summer camp, where they scheme to bring their parents back together. The girls, one of whom has been living with their mother and the other with their father, switch places after camp and go to work on their plan, the first objective being to scare off a gold-digger pursuing their father.

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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 Romeo And Juliet 1968

Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young lovers defy their destiny and elope, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Franco Zeffirelli

Writers:

William Shakespeare (play), Franco Brusati (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Italy, United Kingdom
7.6

3 Charlotte's Web 1973

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Genres:

Music, Animation, Drama, Family

Directors:

Charles A. Nichols (as Charles Nichols), Iwao Takamoto

Writers:

E.B. White (book), Earl Hamner Jr. (story)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

4 Bedknobs And Broomsticks 1971

Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find out she is in fact a trainee witch.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Music

Directors:

Robert Stevenson, Ward Kimball (uncredited)

Writers:

Ralph Wright (animation story), Ted Berman (animation story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

5 Miracle On 34th Street 1947

Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

George Seaton

Writers:

George Seaton (written for the screen by), Valentine Davies (story)

Country:

United States of America
7.9

6 Calamity Jane 1953

Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok fuss, feud and fall in love. At first, Calamity is too busy fighting Indians and cracking a bullwhip to pay attention to such girlie things as dresses and perfume. She soon changes her mind when Katie Brown arrives in town.

Genres:

Music, Western

Director:

David Butler

Writer:

James O'Hanlon

Country:

United States of America
7.3

7 Holiday Inn 1942

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Directors:

Mark Sandrich, Robert Allen (uncredited)

Writers:

Claude Binyon (screenplay), Elmer Rice (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

8 Pollyanna 1960

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Family

Director:

David Swift

Writers:

Eleanor H. Porter (novel), David Swift (written for the screen by)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

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 Heidi 1937

Heidi is orphaned and her uncaring maternal Aunt Dete takes her to the mountains to live with her reclusive, grumpy paternal grandfather, Adolph Kramer. Heidi brings her grandfather back into mountain society through her sweet ways and sheer love. When Dete later returns and steals Heidi away to become the companion of a rich man's wheelchair-bound daughter, the grandfather is heartsick to discover his little girl missing and immediately sets out to get her back.

Genres:

Drama, Family, Music

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Johanna Spyri (by), Walter Ferris (screen play) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

11 The Slipper And The Rose: The Story Of Cinderella 1976

In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-fin

Genres:

Music, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Bryan Forbes

Writers:

Bryan Forbes (screenplay), Robert B. Sherman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
7.1

12 The Long, Long Trailer 1954

A newly wed couple, Tacy and Nicky, travel in a trailer for their honeymoon. The journey is a humorous one that could end up destroying their marriage.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Albert Hackett (screenplay), Clinton Twiss (novel) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

13 Carousel 1956

Billy Bigelow has been dead for 15 years. Now outside the pearly gates, he long ago waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. He has heard that there is a problem with his family: namely with his wife Julie Bigelow, née Jordan, and his child he hasn't met. He would now like to head back to Earth to assist in rectifying the problem; but before he may go, he has to get permission from the gatekeeper by telling him his story. Adapted from the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit Broadway musical.

Genres:

Music, Romance

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

Phoebe Ephron (screenplay), Henry Ephron (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

14 Yentl 1983

Rebbe Mendel is a single father who teaches the Talmud, a sacred text of Judaism, to the boys of his small Polish town. Behind closed doors, he also instructs his daughter, Yentl, despite the fact that girls are forbidden to study religious scripture. When Yentl's father dies, she still has a strong desire to learn about her faith -- so she disguises herself as a male, enrolls in a religious school, and unexpectedly finds love along the way.

Genres:

Music, Drama, Romance

Director:

Barbra Streisand

Writers:

Jack Rosenthal (screenplay), Barbra Streisand (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

15 Fame 1980

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Genres:

Drama, Music

Director:

Alan Parker

Country:

United States of America
6.6

16 The Nun's Story 1959

Gabrielle Van Der Mal gave up everything to become a nun. But her faith and her vows are forever being tested: first in the missionary Congo hospital where she assists the brilliant and handsome Dr. Fortunati and then at the mother house in France when World War II has broken out and the nuns are forbidden by the order to take sides.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Fred Zinnemann

Writers:

Robert Anderson (screenplay), Kathryn Hulme (book) (as Kathryn C. Hulme)

Country:

United States of America
7.6

17 The King And I 1956

Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the King.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Adventure, Music

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Ernest Lehman (screenplay), Oscar Hammerstein II (book) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

18 The Love Bug 1968

Herbie is a car - but no ordinary car. The story follows the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own from the showroom to the race track, with various close escapes in between. Three further Herbie movies were to follow.

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

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

Country:

United States of America
6.5

19 Cinderella 1965

After the success of the live 1957 Cinderella on CBS (with Julie Andrews), the network decided to produce another television version. The 1957 premiere had been broadcast before videotape was available, so only one performance could be shown. CBS mounted a new production in 1965, with Richard Rodgers as Executive Producer and written by Joseph Schrank. The new script hewed closer to the traditional tale, although nearly all of the original songs were retained and sung in their original settings. Added to the Rogers and Hammerstein score was "Loneliness of Evening", which had been composed for South Pacific in 1949 but not used in that musical. The 1965 debut had a Nielsen rating of 42.3, making it the highest-rated non-sports special on CBS from the beginning of the Nielsen ratings until 2009, and the 50th highest-rated show of any kind during that period.

Genres:

Fantasy, Romance

Director:

Charles S. Dubin

Writer:

Joseph Schrank (teleplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.8

20 Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Genres:

Music, History

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Robert Buckner (screen play), Edmund Joseph (screen play) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

21 The Adventures Of Robin Hood 1938

Robin Hood fights nobly for justice against the evil Sir Guy of Gisbourne while striving to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Romance

Writers:

Norman Reilly Raine (original screenplay: based upon ancient Robin Hood legends), Seton I. Miller (original screenplay: based upon ancient Robin Hood legends)

Country:

United States of America
7.9

22 Going My Way 1944

Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down New York parish, O'Malley's worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of boys looking for direction, eventually winning over the aging, conventional Parish priest.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Music

Director:

Leo McCarey

Writers:

Frank Butler (screenplay), Frank Cavett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

23 Anchors Aweigh 1945

Two sailors, Joe and Clarence have four days shore leave in spend their shore leave trying to get a girl for Clarence. Clarence has his eye on a girl with musical aspirations, and before Joe can stop him, promises to get her an audition with José Iturbi. But the trouble really starts when Joe realizes he's falling for his buddy's girl.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance

Directors:

George Sidney, Joseph Barbera (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Isobel Lennart (screen play), Natalie Marcin (suggested by a story by)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

24 The Americanization Of Emily 1964

During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as smooth and risk-free as possible for himself. But things become complicated when he falls for an English woman, and his commanding officer's nervous breakdown leads to Charlie being sent on a senseless and dangerous mission.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writers:

Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay), William Bradford Huie (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.4