Movies like Captains Courageous

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Captains Courageous
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, adventure, school, mischievous children, family, ship, pirate, ocean or sea, young heroes, coming of age, sailing, sea, fishing, friendship, danger, escapades, youth, orphan, on the run, friends, son, father, rescue, self discovery, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england

Most similar movies to Captains Courageous

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and semi serious films with plots about family, friends, adventure, friendship, escapades, youth and danger mostly in Adventure, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Captains Courageous: The Young Black Stallion (2003), Andre (1994), Blue Fin (1978), Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997), Free Willy 2 (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Young Black Stallion
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, family, mischievous children, wilderness, young heroes, adventure, friendship, getting home, horse, rescue, survival, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, uplifting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, young heroes, rescue, adventure, ocean or sea, friendship, theme park, animal life, youth, friends, animal rescue, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   99%
 
 5.7
 6K
Andre
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, friendship, adventure, best friends, animals, mischievous children, children, young heroes, school, small town, rescue, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   70%
 
 6.0
 171
Blue Fin
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: adventure, young heroes, ship, coming of age, ocean or sea, family, rescue, friendship, parents and children, forces of nature, isolation, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   76%
 
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Free Willy 3: The Rescue
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, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, friends, best friends, ocean or sea, mentor, hunting, rescue, survival, animals, children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   69%
 
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, jungle, young heroes, family, friendship, kids in trouble, animal life, coming of age, danger, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
 5.0
 15K
Free Willy 2
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, island, rescue, ocean, greed, ocean or sea, rock, ecology, siblings relations, natural disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   71%
 
 7.7
 15K
The Bear
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, serious, realistic, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, family, hunting, nature, dangerous animal, animals, humanity, on the run, childhood, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, antarctica, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   60%
 
Flipper's New Adventure
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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: beach, island, adventure, pirate, young heroes, family, daring rescue, save the day, friendship, ocean or sea, family in danger, boy ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, usa, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   60%
 
 5.9
 60K
Free Willy
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
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, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, killer whale, human animal relationship, family, adventure, animals, unlikely friendships, rescue, animal life, happy ending, freedom, social worker ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   59%
 
 6.6
 1K
Alabama Moon
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: serious, feel good, realistic, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, family, school, culture clash, life turned upside down, boarding school, friends, escapades, best friend ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   66%
 
 6.8
 22K
Fly Away Home
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: family, father daughter relationship, birds, single parent, young heroes, beautiful scenery, parenthood, childhood, divorce, dealing with death, children, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   53%
 
 5.9
 904
Wolf Summer
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, animal life, escapades, camp, friends, family, rescue, parents and children, coming of age, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
War of the Buttons
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, uninhibited rivalry, irish, gangs, childhood, adolescence, war, unlikely friendships, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
 5.8
 575
Running Free
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: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, adventurer, desert, adoption, ship, family life, escapades, family, family relations, orphan, friends, survival ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
 6.1
 1K
Flipper
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, young heroes, friends, animals, pets, ocean or sea, opposites attract, dialogue, friendship, fish, plague ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
Call of the Wild
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: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, survival, wilderness, family, treasure hunt, danger, escapades, heroes, pets, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
 5.2
 9K
Flipper
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, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, shark, animal life, island, coming of age, animals, youth, kids and family, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
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Pippi Goes on Board
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, ship, superhuman powers, family, young heroes, friendship, family life, escapades, children, imaginary, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island
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, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pirate, adventure, family, single parent, young heroes, treasure hunt, rescue, friendship, curses spells and rituals, family life, danger, escapades ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild
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: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, survival, wilderness, teenage life, family, animal life, family life, danger, escapades, misfit, adventurer, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
 6.5
 2K
Tom Sawyer
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: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, friendship, young heroes, small town, family, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, escapades, adventurer, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 6.5
 152
Max Is Missing
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, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, train, adventure, on the run, treasure hunt, friendship, family, escapades, family life, chases and races, friends, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
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The Return of Tommy Tricker
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, adventure, race against time, family, rescue, friendship, escapades, imaginary, youth, friends, siblings relations, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
 6.3
 277
Owd Bob
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Recently orphaned David must move to the Isle of Man to live with his grandfather, Adam, who's a sheep farmer. Both long for the end of the summer, having nothing in common but their love for dogs, notably Adam's precious champion ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, pets, family life, farm, family, orphan, countryside, family relations, contests and competitions, dog, starting over, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Courage Mountain
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this version of "Heidi," a young Swiss girl is sent off to boarding school at the beginning of World War I.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, rich and poor, adoption, boarding school life, school, orphan, boarding school, family life, danger, family, wilderness, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: europe, switzerland, italy, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
My Side of the Mountain
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Film adaption of the novel by Jean Craighead George. A family movie made by Paramount Studios, the story revolves around thirteen-year old Sam Gribley (Teddy Eccles), a devotee of Thoreau, as many were back in the in 1960's. Sam decides to ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, adventure, adventurer, wilderness, young heroes, family, forces of nature, danger, escapades, youth, mountain, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
The Amazing Panda Adventure
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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, adventurer, children, rescue, animals, wilderness, save the day, kids and family, mentor, adoption, childhood ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
Huckleberry Finn and His Friends
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Huckleberry Finn and His Friends was a 1979 television series documenting the exploits of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, based on the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by American writer Mark Twain. The series ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, best friends, buddies, family, small town, mischievous children, young heroes, friendship, americana, kids in trouble, heroes, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
 7.4
 230K
The Jungle Book
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: intense, serious, entertaining, scenic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, adventure, friendship, orphan, animals, family, unlikely friendships, feral child, courage, talking animals, good versus evil, survival ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   29%
 
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