Movies like Buddy

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Buddy (1997)
 4.8
 3K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, touching, semi serious, realistic, road movie, sweet, melancholic, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: gorilla, zoo, socialite, adventure, family, animals, chimpanzee, friendship, wilderness, adaptation, unlikely friendships, family relations, jungle, romance, camp, kids and family, pets, rescue, family life, fish out of water, babies and infants, animal life, disorder, odd couple, monkey actor ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s, 20s
Place: usa, canada, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Buddy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and touching films with plots about family, adventure, friendship, family relations, friends, animals and disorder mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Buddy: Paulie (1998), Beethoven's 5th (2003), Andre (1994), Born to Be Wild (1995), Bingo (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 15K
Paulie (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing
Plot: parrot, animals, road trip, human animal relationship, bird, childhood, family, adventure, friendship, talking animals, girl, janitor ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beethoven's 5th (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Sara takes Beethoven to spend summer vacation with wacky Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous canine "digs up" the missing clue to a legendary hidden fortune of Rita and Moe ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, youth, animals, family relations, family life, friendship, family, best friends, chase, partners, escapades, odd couple ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: sweet, touching, feel good, exciting, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, cat, wilderness, talking animals, pets, disney, adventure, beautiful scenery, unlikely friendships, friendship, animals, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, san francisco, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 7K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: animals, coming of age, seal the animal, childhood, friendship, small town, orphan, youth, family, magic, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1962, 90s, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Born to Be Wild (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. ...
Style: twist ending, surreal, romantic, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: gorilla, animals, friendship, adventure, youth, family, pets, teenager, teenage boy, redemption, fantasy world, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.9
 3K
Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: humorous, touching, not serious, entertaining, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, on the road, family, adventure, rescue, escapades, animals, youth, pets, animal life, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, youth, odd couple, adventure, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, rescue, pets, mischievous children, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.6
 4K
Air Buddies (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: puppy, dog, family, golden retriever, pets, friendship, partners, adventure, buddies, disorder, heroic mission, odd couple ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.
Style: surreal, touching, humorous, stylized, clever ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: animals, pig, piglet, monkey, hotel, family, talking dog, anthropomorphism, redemption, talking animals, chase, hospital ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's ...
Style: feel good, sweet, melancholic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dog, dolphins, friendship, adventure, youth, family, animals, rescue, opposites attract, single parent, odd couple, daring rescue ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
For the Love of Benji (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs.
Style: humorous, sweet, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, family, pets, animals, chase, disaster, stereotypes, marriage, gangsters, runaway, justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, crete, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Monkey Trouble (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dodger, a criminal monkey, belongs to a crooked street performer but escapes his life of crime only to end up in the arms of Eva, an innocent little girl whose mother has no idea that her daughter is harboring a fugitive.
Style: sexy, humorous, sweet, unusual plot structure, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: monkey, animals, monkey actor, childhood, adventure, family, coming of age, youth, friendship, girl, fight scenes, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 26K
Fly Away Home (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens ...
Plot: goose, aviation, rescue, family, animals, tragedy, against the odds, father daughter relationship, death in the family, childhood, environmental, bird ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: light, funny, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: babies and infants, family, custody, fish out of water, farce, baby, fatherhood, abandoned baby, friendship, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.6
 211
I Heart Shakey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, father daughter relationship, widower, family relations, family, friends, pets, parents and children, disorder, youth, single parent, mischievous children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 4K
Lassie (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, pets, rescue, adventure, friendship, parents and children, getting home, youth, boy dog relationship, animals, animal life, christmas ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, scotland, england, scottish highlands, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 3K
Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, family, pets, youth, rescue, animals, greed, destiny, hopes, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 2K
Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
Style: touching, feel good, melancholic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, adventure, youth, family, healing power, pets, ocean, coming of age, young heroes, friendship, teenage life, children ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.7
 4K
Candleshoe (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action movie based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: hidden treasure, orphan, disney, adventure, family, treasure hunt, friendship, heiress, kids and family, butler, happy ending, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 115K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, bear, animals, children, talking animals, kids and family, goofy hero, jungle, adoption, friendship, taxidermist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, peru, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A heartwarming Disney classic in which a cougar, who was rescued as a cub and raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest, reverts back to his natural instincts, leading to hilarious (and dangerous) consequences.
Style: feel good, dark fantasy, humorous, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: disney, cougar, friendship, wilderness, family, adventure, animals, runaway, redemption, talking animals, transformation, destiny ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, road movie ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, disney, talking cat, talking dog, pets, animals, childhood, family, adventure, cat, talking animals, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, canada, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 1K
Cheetah (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to ...
Style: humorous, sweet, touching, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, cheetah, coming of age, poacher, children, adventure, family, teenage life, human animal relationship, animals, brother sister relationship, elephant ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, kenya, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.0
 76K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: animals, killer whale, human animal relationship, freedom, friendship, family, adventure, ocean, happy ending, animal life, unlikely friendships, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portland oregon, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Josh is off to his first year of college and buddy has stayed behind with joshs little sister andrea and the rest of the family. Adrea attempting to fit in with her jr. High classmates decides to join the baseball team and along the way discovers ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: golden retriever, dog, baseball, sport team, youth, underdog, contests and competitions, disorder, family relations, sport, family, hopes ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 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), ...
Style: touching, humorous, entertaining, dramatic, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: boy, disney, slavery, coming of age, racism, interracial friendship, child in peril, slave, runaway, childhood, friendship, children ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Alice Upside Down (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Still mourning the death of her mother a few years back, ALICE McKINLEY finds her life seriously disrupted when her father BEN buys a store and moves her and her older brother LESTER to a new town. In the painful throes of adolescence, Alice has a ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: school, adventure, teenage life, family life, family relations, disorder, starting over, family, coming of age, romance, teachers and students, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 27K
Snow Dogs (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Style: feel good, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dog, disney, dog sled, adventure, talking animals, pets, adoption, family, fish out of water, small town, friendship, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this exciting live-action adventure, young Mowgli, an orphan raised by wolves, is spotted by a scout for a giant circus. Accompanied by a cruel hunter and a snake charmer, the scout sets out to trap Mowgli. But with the help of Baloo the bear and ...
Style: intense, sweet, humorous, surreal, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, monkey, chase, family, adventure, elephant, snake, youth, multiple storylines, mad scientist, hunting, brothers ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, surreal, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, adventure, friends, hunting, rescue, black market, animals, childhood, youth, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%