Movies like Buddy

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Buddy (1997)
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Buddy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, road movie, melancholic, surreal, satirical, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: family, adventure, pets, friendship, animals, urban, teaching the ways of the world, estate, animal life, fish out of water, misfit, jungle, childhood, children, chimpanzee, gorilla, socialite, zoo, disorder, adoption, catastrophe, friends, dangerous animal, destiny, danger ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, canada, chicago illinois, new jersey
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The Bear
Adventure, Family, Drama
France, USA
96 min.
 7.7
Born Free
Adventure, Drama, Family
UK, USA
95 min.
 7.3
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Most similar movies to Buddy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, melancholic and feel good films with plots about first contact, adaptation, family, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe and destiny mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Buddy: Andre (1994), Born to Be Wild (1995), Monkey Trouble (1994), For the Love of Benji (1977), Zeus and Roxanne (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Andre
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, friendship, adventure, best friends, animals, mischievous children, children, young heroes, school, small town, rescue, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Born to Be Wild
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, mischievous children, on the road, laboratory, animals, youth, dangerous animal, juvenile delinquency, catastrophe, pets ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle washington
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System:   92%
    User:   80%
 
Monkey Trouble
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, monkey, adventure, adoption, friendship, mischievous children, kids and family, single parent, young heroes, parents and children, childhood, children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
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For the Love of Benji
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, friendship, chase, adventure, family life, fish out of water, children, kids and family, animals, anti heroes, natural disaster ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece
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System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
Zeus and Roxanne
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, romance, best friends, adventure, animals, mischievous children, goth, odd couple, single parent, children, dolphins ...
Place: bahamas
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System:   83%
    User:   88%
 
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Paulie
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: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, anti heroes, on the road, talking animals, animals, childhood, pets, road trip, children, birds ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, cross country
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System:   81%
    User:   71%
 
The Adventures of Huck Finn
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, runaway, slavery, coming of age, on the road, americana, literature, adaptation, children, book ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, cross country
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System:   80%
    User:   95%
 
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Bingo
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, not serious, feel good, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adventure, friendship, on the road, best friends, pets, children, kidnapping, animal life, natural disaster, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   83%
 
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Free Willy 2
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, island, rescue, ocean, greed, ocean or sea, rock, ecology, siblings relations, natural disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   90%
 
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, dog, odd couple, talking animals, kids and family, animals, getting home, wilderness, rescue, airport, disney ...
Place: san francisco, california, canada, usa
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System:   70%
    User:   67%
 
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Gordy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, on the road, anti heroes, countryside, best friends, animals, children, mischievous children, social misfits, talking animals, underdog, rescue ...
Place: boston
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System:   69%
    User:   56%
 
 5.6
 57K
Beethoven
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, children, dysfunctional family, kids and family, suburbs, anti heroes, pets, adoption, redemption, rescue, animals ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   66%
 
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Candleshoe
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, family, friendship, treasure, hidden identity, disney, children, mischievous children, kids and family, childhood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   60%
 
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Little Monsters
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, monster, adventure, friendship, mischievous children, children, monsters, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, mentor, wish come true, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   65%
 
 5.1
 23K
Snow Dogs
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, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adoption, adventure, dog, puppets, pets, contests and competitions, small town, culture clash, talking animals, disney, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   55%
 
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.
Style: humorous, not serious, awful, idiotic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, dog, culture clash, talking animals, kids and family, pets, on the road, animals, disney, getting home, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, california, mexico, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   69%
 
Free Willy 3: The Rescue
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, friends, best friends, ocean or sea, mentor, hunting, rescue, survival, animals, children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   67%
 
Barney's Great Adventure
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, chase, anti heroes, countryside, children, mischievous children, young heroes, sexualized violence, rescue, kids and family, death ...
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System:   59%
    User:   50%
 
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 4.4
 12K
North
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, absurd, awful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, children, divorce, adoption, mischievous children, stereotypes, young heroes, justice, rebelliousness, mentor, parent child relationship, parents and children ...
Place: usa, hawaii, cross country, new jersey, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
 5.2
 14K
Racing Stripes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, underdog, adventure, gangsters, father daughter relationship, talking animals, racing, animals, kids and family, dog, race, contests and competitions ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey
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System:   56%
    User:   49%
 
Dunston Checks In
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hotel manager Robert Grant is forced by his boss to postpone his family vacation when a hotel critic checks in. Trouble is, the critic is really a villainous jewel thief with an orangutan assistant named Dunston. When Dunston gets loose and tries to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: hotel, family, single father, young heroes, kids and family, mistaken identity, children, adventure, nothing goes right, monkey, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   54%
 
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Lassie
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, friendship, pets, adventure, children, kids and family, coming of age, animals, countryside, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
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System:   54%
    User:   65%
 
Larger Than Life
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a ...
Style: humorous, road movie, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: on the road, friendship, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, friends, rescue, goofy hero, mentor, family, catastrophe, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
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 6.1
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Flipper
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, young heroes, friends, animals, ocean or sea, pets, opposites attract, dialogue, friendship, fish, plague ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo
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: semi serious, light, melancholic, surreal, intense
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: jungle, family, adventure, monkey, chase, dangerous animal, animals, wilderness, mischievous children, train, children, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century
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System:   53%
    User:   58%
 
 6.2
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Flicka
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, parents and children, teenage life, farm, animal life, couples, family drama, family relations, babies and infants, horse, getting home, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wyoming
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
 5.9
 110K
Stuart Little
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adoption, family, kids and family, adventure, talking animals, mouse, mischievous children, cat, chase, children, animals, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
Operation Dumbo Drop
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968 grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime -- to secretly transport an 8,000-pound elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. High jinks prevail when Capt. Sam Cahill promises the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: vietnam war, war, family, military, on the road, adventure, soldier, kids and family, daring rescue, rescue, wartime, jungle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, middle east
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System:   44%
    User:   46%
 

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Shiloh
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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adoption, rescue, mischievous children, small town, animals, hunting, young heroes, children, kids and family, adventure ...
Time: 90s
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System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
The Amazing Panda Adventure
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Far from home in the lush bamboo forests of China, ten-year-old Ryan Tyler, with the help of a young girl, goes on a wonderful journey to rescue a baby panda taken by poachers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, adventurer, children, rescue, animals, wilderness, save the day, kids and family, mentor, adoption, childhood ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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