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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, rescue, young heroes ...
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, semi serious, feel good and exciting films with plots about adventure, family, friendship, friends, escapades, danger 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: coming of age, youth, isolation, danger, young heroes, forces of nature, parents and children, ocean or sea, family relations, friends, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
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95%
 5.7
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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 ⇓
84%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: desert, horse, friendship, human animal relationship, survival, rescue, young heroes, family relations, danger, wilderness, mischievous children, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: animal rescue, animal life, adventure, confined, family relations, friendship, heroes, mischievous children, family, captivity, reunion, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, realistic, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, friends, friendship, ship, whale, family, adventure, survival, black market, animal life, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, rescue, wolf pack, youth, survival, adventure, family, mischievous children, heroes, disorder, animal life, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
59%
 5.1
 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: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, island, animal life, heroes, escapades, rescue, danger, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, disorder, rescue, friends, siblings relations, young heroes, family relations, family, imaginary, escapades, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 856
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, romantic, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, poacher, rhinoceros, cheetah, teenage life, family, elephant, adventure, coming of age, friendship, animal life, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 66K
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, freedom, adventure, killer whale, happy ending, social worker, friendship, captivity, animal training, rescue, animal life, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
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: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, coming of age, fish out of water, danger, disorder, imaginary, escapades, mischievous children, heroes, innocence lost ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, innocence lost, leadership, mischievous children, teenage life, heroes, youth, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 965
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, touching, sincere, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, friendship, animal life, parents and children, adventure, family, escapades, danger, female protagonist, wolf, strong female character, courage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, friends, buddies, adventure, mischievous children, rebellion, misfit, young at heart, young heroes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, missouri, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, exciting, serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, boarding school life, friendship, best friend, family, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, boy, father daughter relationship, survival, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, nostalgic, scary, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: panda, adventure, family, poacher, adventurer, survival, animal life, disorder, parents and children, family relations, friends, on the run ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure map, curses spells and rituals, friends, uncover truth, dealing with death, young heroes, family, escapades, heroes, family relations, ghost ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: small town, friendship, adventurer, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, life turned upside down, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, youth, coming of age, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: missouri, mississippi, usa, mississippi river, saint petersburg
⇓ 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: offbeat, semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: children, mischievous children, heroes, imaginary, disorder, adventure, escapades, family, ship, family life, heist, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, dog, pets, animal life, danger, survival, adventurer, friendship, rivalry, heroes, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, canada, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: exciting, realistic, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: florida keys, summer, family, adventure, friendship, family relations, friends, young heroes, danger, island, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: chases and races, adventurer, train, danger, treasure hunt, on the run, friendship, family life, escapades, adventure, friends, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 595
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, survival, desert, adventurer, teaching the ways of the world, danger, animal life, horse, orphan, companion, human animal relationship, fall in love ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 251K
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, disney, dangerous animal, adventure, friendship, wolf, good versus evil, wolf pack, feral child, animals, courage ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: island, beach, kidnapping, rivalry, friendship, adventure, animal life, captivity, danger, family in danger, pirate, isolation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: bahamas, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, family, youth, island, friendship, coming of age, friends, young heroes, family relations, parents and children, mischievous children, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, old west, parents and children, forces of nature, family relations, family, heroes, family life, danger, youth, survival, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Jungle Book (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Raised by wild animals since childhood, Mowgli is drawn away from the jungle by the beautiful Kitty. But Mowgli must eventually face corrupt Capt. Boone, who wants both Kitty's hand and the treasures of Monkey City – a place only Mowgli can ...
Style: exciting, tense, semi serious, stylized, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, jungle, fish out of water, survival, orphan, friendship, feral child, self discovery, escapades, danger, rescue, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, victorian era
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%