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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sea, friendship, fishing, sailing, coming of age, adventure, adventurer, school, family, mischievous children, friends, father, son, pirate, ship, ocean or sea, young heroes, danger, escapades, youth, orphan, on the run, rescue, self discovery, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, serious, exciting and semi serious 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), The Young Black Stallion (2003), Andre (1994), Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997), Free Willy 2 (1995). 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: adventure, young heroes, ship, coming of age, family, ocean or sea, rescue, friendship, parents and children, forces of nature, isolation, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
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, horse, friendship, mischievous children, family, wilderness, young heroes, adventure, human animal relationship, getting home, rescue, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, rescue, family, coming of age, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, school, young heroes, getting home, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ 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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friends, killer whale, whale, ship, friendship, adventure, family, best friends, ocean or sea, rescue, survival, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: animal rescue, family, young heroes, rescue, adventure, whale, ocean or sea, friendship, theme park, animal life, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: jungle, rescue, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, family, friendship, kids in trouble, animal life, coming of age, danger, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
 15K
Free Willy 2 (1995)
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: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, whale, killer whale, adventure, family, island, rescue, rock, ocean or sea, human animal relationship, siblings relations, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, young heroes, adventure, race against time, family, rescue, escapades, imaginary, youth, friends, siblings relations, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 62K
Free Willy (1993)
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, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: social worker, killer whale, captivity, friendship, family, human animal relationship, adventure, freedom, rescue, animal life, ocean or sea, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 1K
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, hurricane, adventure, family, young heroes, friends, florida keys, boat, ocean or sea, opposites attract, friendship, plague ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: boy, rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, uninhibited rivalry, coming of age, button, teenage life, village, youth, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 154
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: train, adventurer, adventure, on the run, treasure hunt, family, friendship, escapades, family life, chases and races, friends, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 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, feel good, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: florida keys, summer, family, adventure, friendship, animal life, island, coming of age, youth, friends, young heroes, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 923
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, touching, realistic
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 ⇓
53%
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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: beach, island, boy, pirate, adventure, family, young heroes, daring rescue, save the day, friendship, ocean or sea, family in danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, usa, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, adventurer, poacher, panda, animal life, on the run, survival, parents and children, friends, family relations, disorder ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 579
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: feel good, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: desert, orphan, survival, friendship, adventurer, adventure, adoption, ship, family life, escapades, family, family relations ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, misfit, survival, adventure, teenage life, family, animal life, family life, danger, escapades, adventurer, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, pirate, adventure, family, single parent, young heroes, rescue, friendship, curses spells and rituals, family life, danger, escapades ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, survival, treasure hunt, family, danger, escapades, heroes, pets, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, intense, entertaining, scenic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, jungle, adventure, friendship, dangerous animal, good versus evil, family, feral child, animals, mischievous children, courage, greed ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, captivating, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, survival, friendship, adventure, family, animal life, on the run, nature, escapades, youth, rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 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: feel good, serious, realistic, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, boy, best friend, adventure, fish out of water, family, school, culture clash, boarding school, life turned upside down, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: moose, mischievous children, family, island, adventure, young heroes, friendship, parents and children, coming of age, family life, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 816
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, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: animal actor, animal life, adventure, friendship, beach, danger, escapades, family relations, family, ocean or sea, rescue, swimming underwater ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida
⇓ 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: serious, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, rescue, family, young heroes, daring rescue, adoption, friendship, parents and children, danger, escapades ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, small town, adventurer, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, family, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, escapades, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: old west, coming of age, adventure, survival, wilderness, teenage life, animal life, family, family life, danger, escapades, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, runaway, on the lam, boy, coming of age, adventure, buddies, camping, mischievous children, young heroes, friends, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, missouri, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: children, mischievous children, adventure, ship, superhuman powers, family, young heroes, friendship, family life, escapades, imaginary, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%