Movies like Buddy

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Buddy (1997)
 4.9
 2K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, light, road movie, melancholic, surreal, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, zoo, socialite, family, adventure, family relations, pets, family life, rescue, fish out of water, dangerous animal, babies and infants, danger, animal life, disorder, odd couple, monkey actor, animals, adaptation, wilderness, unlikely friendships, jungle, kids and family ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, canada, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Buddy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, feel good, humorous and touching films with plots about family, adventure, disorder, friends, friendship, dialogue and chase mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Buddy: Born to Be Wild (1995), For the Love of Benji (1977), Andre (1994), Babe: Pig in the City (1998), Zeus and Roxanne (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: sign language, gorilla, family, adventure, friendship, juvenile delinquency, friends, family relations, dangerous animal, rescue, youth, laboratory ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, pets, family, friendship, mischievous children, escapades, heroes, anti heroes, save the day, daring rescue, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.7
 6K
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, rescue, coming of age, small town, family, school, youth, best friends, daring rescue, parents and children, young heroes, getting home ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
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: stylized, surreal, clever, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: animals, bankruptcy, mouse, fish out of water, dog, chimpanzee, farm, pig, talking dog, family, friends, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, manhattan new york city, sydney australia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, cat, wilderness, pets, talking animals, fish out of water, journey, adventure, survival, family, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, touching, semi serious, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, single parent, opposites attract, rescue, adventure, family, romance, captivity, odd couple, pets, family life ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, feel good, touching, not serious, satirical ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, family, adventure, friendship, pets, disorder, buddies, partners, animal life, reincarnation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, odd couple, misfit, fish out of water, family relations, friends, heroes, disorder, pets, family life, small town life ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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, family outing, toddlers
Plot: adventure, family, chase, misfit, imaginary kingdom, anti heroes, friendship, fish out of water, friends, disorder, rescue, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: monkey, family, adventure, adoption, friendship, disorder, pets, animal life, orphan, when the parents are away, danger, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, touching, semi serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, wilderness, orphan, adventure, family, family life, disorder, animal life, pets, young heroes, forces of nature, unlikely partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.1
 24K
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, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, adventure, pets, friendship, against the odds, fish out of water, small town, adoption, dentist, family, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
 5K
Lassie (1994)
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, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, coming of age, family, friendship, animal life, countryside, teenage life, pets, family life, mischievous children, father son relationship, boy dog relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.8
 3K
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: puppy, pets, family, animal life, teenage life, buddies, disorder, partners, friends, survival, danger, rescue ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 3K
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: hidden treasure, country estate, adventure, treasure hunt, butler, family, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty, mischievous children, disorder, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 14K
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parrot, thief, research, mexican american, girl, family, adventure, friendship, fish out of water, on the road, rescue, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: cross country, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: humorous, feel good, touching, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: family, fish out of water, babies and infants, fatherhood, friendship, custody, abandoned baby, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down, buddies, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 61K
Beethoven (1992)
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: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, puppy, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, pets, family life, rescue, animal rescue, saint bernard dog, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: rescue, airport, pets, family, adventure, partners, friendship, misfit, urban, odd couple, getting home, hopes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: california, canada, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
George of the Jungle (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, clever, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, gorilla, fish out of water, rescue, air disaster, adventure, goofy hero, friendship, family, elephant, city life, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 42K
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: babies and infants, mischievous children, danger, disorder, crime gone awry, kidnapping, fish out of water, chase, nothing goes right, rescue, prank, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two orphans named Jory and Tess live with their grandparents. However, their cousins Bart and Bertha try to take them away because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, dog, child custody, family relations, misfit, danger, youth, orphan, disorder, pets, animal life, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: semi serious, light, melancholic, surreal, intense ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: jungle, chase, monkey, circus, boy, bear, family, adventure, rivalry, friendship, rescue, on the run ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, americana, faked death, on the run, coming of age, orphan, lynch mob, nosebleed, wanted man, lesson, bloodhound, reflection in water ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friends, friendship, ship, killer whale, whale, family, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, save the day, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 15K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, animals, friendship, adventure, animal life, family, on the run, youth, rescue, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 476
Joey (1997)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey when it is caught and taken to Sydney. Linda, the young daughter of the U.S. Ambassador is helping Billy in his task.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: kangaroo, youth, danger, young heroes, family, heroes, mischievous children, babies and infants, adventure, orphan, rescue, kidnapping ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, golden retriever, dog actor, friendship, clown, pets, human spirit, young heroes, sport, contests and competitions, small town, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, family, young heroes, mischievous children, hopes, heroes, getting home, parents and children, family relations, friends, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, family, animal actor, adoption, friendship, youth, friends, family relations, small town, pets, animal life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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