Movies like Captains Courageous

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Captains Courageous (1996)
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Captains Courageous (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. Three months at sea, under a firm but fair Captain Troop (fair wages of $10.50 a month, if you don't work you don't eat). A hard life and a dangerous one, and a lot of growing up to do through hardship and tragedy.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sailing, coming of age, sea, friendship, fishing, spoiled brat, school, adventure, pirate, ship, ocean, youth, family, heroes, ocean or sea, family relations, orphan, self discovery, on the run, adventurer, danger, social differences, mischievous children, escapades, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england

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Most similar movies to Captains Courageous

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, touching, realistic and humorous films with plots about adventure, friendship, youth, family, friends, escapades and family relations mostly in Family, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Captains Courageous: Blue Fin (1978), Andre (1994), Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997), The Young Black Stallion (2003), Free Willy 2 (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After young Kirra (Bindi Irwin) leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather (Beau Bridges) in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the ...
Style: serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: killer whale, animal rescue, family relations, animal life, confined, adventure, friendship, ocean, ocean or sea, captivity, reunion, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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100%
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Blue Fin (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele' , this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South Australia's Port Lincoln fishing district. ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, ocean, heroes, youth, rescue, coming of age, family, adventure, escapades, young heroes, ship, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.7
 6K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, rescue, family relations, small town, family, orphan, friends, social relations, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friends, friendship, whale, adventure, ocean, black market, ocean or sea, rescue, danger, hunting, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, girl horse relationship, friendship, human animal relationship, survival, rescue, young heroes, orphan, adventure, mischievous children, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Told from Mowgli's point of view, it's the story of how a boy became a mancub and a mancub became a man.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, jungle, heroes, dangerous animal, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, escapades, family, coming of age, child in peril, animal life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.1
 17K
Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA, Luxembourg
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: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, ocean, family relations, friend, island, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 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, exciting, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, animal life, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, youth, danger, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: cheetah, disney, child in peril, rhinoceros, poacher, teenage life, family, elephant, adventure, partners, buddies, orphan ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 69K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, 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, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, freedom, animals, killer whale, adventure, social worker, friendship, happy ending, captivity, ocean, animal training, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Return of Tommy Tricker (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Welcome to the world of stamps with Tommy Tricker and friends as they learn the magic of travelling through time and space for the mere price of the postage. Though of course, nothing is as easy as it seems as they soon learn when they try to rescue ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, danger, rescue, imaginary, race against time, friends, family relations, disorder, siblings relations, escapades, family, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
War of the Buttons (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, mischievous children, leadership, society, heroes, youth, teenage life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 1K
Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, best friend, family, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, boarding school life, survival, adventurer, boy, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 1K
Wolf Summer (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The young Norwegian girl Kim almost gets killed after falling from a hillside. She finds shelter and stumbles upon the territory of a wolf and her puppy. She barricades herself, but as time passes she finds the wolf less and less frightening. When ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, friendship, animal life, adventure, parents and children, escapades, family, danger, female protagonist, wolf, strong female character, courage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 260K
The Jungle Book (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.
Style: serious, semi serious, psychotronic, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, orphan, disney, wolf, feral child, animals, adventure, friendship, tiger, panther, dangerous animal, journey ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Pippi Goes on Board (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This is the film version which is a compilation of the 1969 TV Series shown in 13 parts. It is therefore technically the "first" Pippi Långstrump film, although it wasn't released as a film until 1973. Pippi lives alone in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: children, young heroes, youth, mischievous children, danger, imaginary, heroes, investigation, escapades, strong female presence, friends, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, family relations, friends, disorder, coming of age, escapades, young heroes, imaginary, danger, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 17K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
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: adventure, animals, wilderness, survival, friendship, animal life, family, heroic mission, on the run, rescue, escapades, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, adventure, boy dog relationship, pets, friendship, dog, young heroes, danger, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Salt Water Moose (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Bobby and his Mom move from Toronto, away from his dad and his baseball team, to a small town in Nova Scotia, he's picked on by all the local kids, except for Jo. And Jo has also befriended a lonely male moose who lives on an island, and ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, moose, island, family life, coming of age, heroes, youth, adventure, young heroes, family, mischievous children, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 10K
Flipper (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment until a new friend comes into his life, a dolphin named Flipper, ...
Style: touching, exciting, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, family relations, summer, florida keys, family, adventure, friendship, animal life, toxic, friends, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
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, sweet, nostalgic, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: panda, family relations, adventure, family, poacher, adventurer, on the run, disorder, animal life, friends, parents and children, survival ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 2K
Tom Sawyer (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Musical, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: small town, friendship, adventurer, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, family, escapades, pets, disorder, life turned upside down, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, missouri, usa, mississippi river, saint petersburg ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Danny Quinn (Seth Bernard) lives with one great dream... he wants to prove his late father was right about a pirate treasure in the depths of Lake Michigan.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, ghost, treasure hunt, treasure map, dealing with death, rescue, friendship, family life, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, friends, rivalry ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Walking Thunder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1850's, a young boy and his family on their way West become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, family relations, old west, youth, family life, wilderness, parents and children, teenage life, forces of nature, danger, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 3K
Storm Boy (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a highly successful retired businessman, Michael Kingley, starts to see things he at first can't explain, his life takes a dramatic turn. And when his grand-daughter rebels against her father, he is forced to re-evaluate his life and to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy, ocean, pelican, grandfather, friendship, sea, son, adventure, granddaughter, storytelling, family relations, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 424
The Zigzag Kid (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Spain, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The son of the world's greatest detective embarks on a high-stakes adventure in this action-packed adaptation of the beloved book by Israeli writer David Grossman. (TIFF)
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: coming of age, escapades, self discovery, family relations, friendship, passion, magic, husband wife relationship, school, father son relationship, child's point of view, musician ...
Place: europe, holland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 233
Kidnapped (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Kidnapped is a two-part BBC television adaptation of the 1893 novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is directed by Brendan Maher and stars James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour and Iain Glen as Alan Breck. Attempting to claim ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: orphan, kidnapping, heroes, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, pirate, adventure, adventurer, daring rescue, rescue, danger ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 225 min.
Story: The screen version of the most famous novel by American writer Mark Twain "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Without a book about the adventures of Tom and his friends Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher, one can not imagine the childhood of ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, on the lam, runaway, mischievous children, adventure, buddies, friends, heroes, young heroes, escapades, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, missouri, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Skyler Day stars as Ociee Nash, a spirited nine-year-old from rural Mississippi. Ociee's idyllic life is thrown into a tailspin when she's sent to live with her Aunt Mamie to become a "young lady". Ociee's true bravery, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, starting over, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, family life, lifestyle, single parent, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: mississippi, north carolina, usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%