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, cult film, road movie, melancholic, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, zoo, socialite, family, adventure, family relations, pets, family life, fish out of water, rescue, 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 feel good, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about adventure, family, friendship, friends, disorder, dog and children mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Buddy: Andre (1994), Born to Be Wild (1995), Air Buddies (2006), Zeus and Roxanne (1997), Bingo (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, rescue, family, social relations, friends, young heroes, heroes, pets, animal life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, chick flick
Plot: gorilla, pets, family, adventure, friendship, youth, rescue, siblings relations, friends, computers and web, laboratory, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 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: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pets, puppy, family, animal life, adventure, friendship, partners, buddies, daring rescue, heroic mission, youth, danger ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: touching, feel good, sweet, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, dog, adventure, rescue, opposites attract, single parent, family, odd couple, daring rescue, mischievous children, animal life, youth ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 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: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, animal life, escapades, dog movie, anti heroes, fugitives, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, cat, adventure, friendship, wilderness, pets, talking animals, fish out of water, journey, survival, family, disney ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, nevada, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: animals, fish out of water, mouse, bankruptcy, dog, pig, farm, chimpanzee, talking dog, family, friendship, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: sydney australia, manhattan new york city, australia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, cult film ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, pets, family, friendship, chases and races, anti heroes, escapades, mischievous children, heroes, disorder, animal life ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece, athens
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: touching, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, odd couple, against the odds, young heroes, friendship, youth, adoption, parents and children, rescue, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, odd couple, cons and scams, friends, fugitives, pets, coming of age, heist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, heroes, animal life, small town life, family relations, disorder, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dog, pets, rescue, partners, family life, odd couple, small town life, treasure hunt, family, disorder, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: hidden treasure, country estate, adventure, treasure hunt, butler, family, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty, family life, mischievous children, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.2
 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: humorous, feel good, 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, dog movie, disney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: touching, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, wilderness, orphan, adventure, family, moral dilemma, adoption, family relations, heroes, dangerous animal, mischievous children, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, exciting, feel good, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, healing power, family, young heroes, friendship, animal life, youth, danger, teenage life, pets, father son relationship, dolphins ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, train ride, dog, rescue, adventure, friendship, dog movie, parents and children, animal life, getting home, boy dog relationship, ritual ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, europe, yorkshire, scottish highlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: school, adventure, family relations, coming of age, family life, starting over, teenage life, disorder, family, teachers and students, hopes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 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: coming of age, dog, family, friendship, animal life, family life, mischievous children, teenage life, pets, countryside, father son relationship, boy dog relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, exciting, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: airport, rescue, pets, family, adventure, city life, survival, urban, partners, odd couple, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: canada, california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: golden retriever, sport, baseball, dog, underdog, odd couple, partners, contests and competitions, pets, rescue, danger, family ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, cult film, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: jungle, chase, monkey, bear, circus, family, adventure, cons and scams, siblings relations, couple relations, getting home, feral man ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Beethoven's Big Break (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to stardom. However, a trio of unscrupulous ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: filmmaking, pets, dog, rescue, disorder, danger, mischievous children, odd couple, hollywood, fish out of water, rivalry, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 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, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parrot, research, thief, girl, mexican american, family, adventure, friendship, misfit, on the road, rescue, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 63K
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, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, puppy, family, pets, children, parents and children, nothing goes right, family life, rescue, animal rescue, saint bernard dog, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.8
 2K
Gordy (1994)
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: feel good, touching, humorous, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: on the road, pig, rescue, animal life, danger, heroic mission, farm, friendship, talking animals, adventure, journey, kids and family ...
Place: st. louis missouri, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, young heroes, friends, friendship, danger, youth, countryside, babies and infants, anti heroes, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 16K
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, wilderness, survival, animals, friendship, animal life, family, on the run, heroic mission, rescue, youth, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, orphan, on the run, coming of age, faked death, americana, grave digging, lesson, reflection in water, bloodhound, nosebleed, lynch mob ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, humorous, feel good, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, custody, family, fish out of water, abandoned baby, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, life turned upside down, parents and children, family problems, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%