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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: coming of age, sea, friendship, fishing, sailing, school, adventure, pirate, ship, 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, young heroes, rescue ...
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 realistic, touching, semi serious and serious films with plots about family, adventure, friends, friendship, danger, escapades and youth mostly in Family, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Captains Courageous: Blue Fin (1978), Andre (1994), The Young Black Stallion (2003), Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997), Flipper (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: forces of nature, ship, coming of age, friends, ocean or sea, family relations, isolation, youth, danger, family, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
88%
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, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: desert, friendship, horse, adventure, family, young heroes, mischievous children, getting home, heroes, escapades, family life, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 ⇓
83%
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: animal rescue, confined, adventure, family, mischievous children, heroes, theme park, captivity, animal life, young heroes, ocean or sea, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: jungle, rescue, wolf pack, dangerous animal, young heroes, coming of age, friendship, feral man, disorder, animal life, survival, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: realistic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: pets, hurricane, family, adventure, coming of age, ocean or sea, friends, escapades, young heroes, heroes, plague, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.0
 16K
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, killer whale, whale, family, adventure, island, daring rescue, young heroes, heroes, animal life, youth, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, young heroes, escapades, family, imaginary, friends, family relations, siblings relations, rescue, disorder, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
 9K
Flipper (1996)
Genre: Family, Adventure
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: exciting, serious, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: florida keys, summer, family, adventure, friendship, youth, island, danger, escapades, young heroes, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 937
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, adventure, family, animal life, friendship, camp, coming of age, escapades, parents and children, summer camp, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 64K
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, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: human animal relationship, social worker, freedom, killer whale, friendship, happy ending, captivity, animal training, adventure, rescue, animal life, animals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 584
Running Free (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: USA, France, South Africa
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The tale of the extraordinary life and times of Lucky, a horse that was born in captivity but achieves his dream of running free with the help of a stableboy.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, orphan, survival, desert, heroes, escapades, family, family relations, friends, chase, fall in love, adventure ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure map, uncover truth, dealing with death, adventure, curses spells and rituals, single parent, danger, pirate, friendship, heroes, family ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, scary, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: panda, adventure, family, poacher, adventurer, friends, family relations, parents and children, on the run, survival, disorder, animal life ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 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, exciting, serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, boarding school life, friendship, boy, best friend, family, life turned upside down, orphan, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, adventurer, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Flipper's New Adventure (1964)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While widowed Porter Ricks is away at school learning to be a park ranger, his teen-aged son, Sandy, under adult supervision from a neighbor, remains at the family home in the Florida Keys with his pet dolphin, Flipper. While Po (as Porter is called ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: beach, island, boy, kidnapping, animal life, buddies, captivity, social differences, friends, ocean or sea, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: bahamas, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 156
Max Is Missing (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A boy and his dad take a trip to Peru, but when they are accidentally separated he is given a mysterious mask that makes him a target for ruthless tomb raiders.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: on the run, treasure hunt, adventurer, train, friends, danger, friendship, family life, family, heroes, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, boy, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, innocence lost, friends, social relations, youth, heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: small town, friendship, adventurer, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, family, pets, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, missouri, saint petersburg, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: moose, parents and children, youth, island, friendship, family life, disorder, animal life, friends, family relations, mischievous children, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 244K
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, scenic, entertaining, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, jungle, dangerous animal, disney, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, wolf pack, feral child, animals, courage, wolf ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 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: touching, offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, friends, family relations, innocence lost, disorder, fish out of water, escapades, wish come true, curses spells and rituals, mischievous children, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: old west, coming of age, family, adventure, heroes, forces of nature, teenage life, escapades, family life, animal life, orphan, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a plea-bargain to clear their school records, a group of misfit teens ventures into the majestic but unforgiving wilderness to help a young naturalist save the vanishing wolves. After they encountered unexpected incident, they are aided by the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: misfit, wilderness, survival, family, teenage life, escapades, adventure, heroes, animal life, family life, friends, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
43%
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, serious, sentimental, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, family, adventure, adoption, young heroes, heroes, daring rescue, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 849
Flipper (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Flipper, is an American revival television series of the original 1964 Flipper television series. The first two seasons aired in first-run syndication; seasons 3 and 4 aired on the PAX network. The 1995 version brought back Bud Ricks as a scientist ...
Style: feel good, realistic, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: beach, animal actor, animal life, adventure, escapades, family relations, danger, friendship, family, ocean or sea, rescue, swimming underwater ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: exciting, offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: children, imaginary, mischievous children, superhuman powers, family, best friends, danger, youth, disorder, family life, ship, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%