Movies like A Dog of Flanders

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A Dog of Flanders (1999)
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A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large sturdy dog native to Flanders) and adopt it and nurse it back to health, naming it Patrasche, the middle name of Nello's mother Mary, who died when Nello was very young. Nello's mother was a talented artist, and like his mother, he delights in drawing, and his friend Aloise is his model and greatest fan and supporter.
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, entertaining, tear jerker, melancholic, sexy, feel good, sweet, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: dog, family, justice, destiny, life philosophy, friendship, countryside, coming of age, boy dog relationship, school, grandfather grandson relationship, drawing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, adventure, children, artist, catastrophe, teenager, medieval, gangsters, bank robbery, revenge, relationships, youth, art ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: california, flanders, antwerp, san francisco

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Most similar movies to A Dog of Flanders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, sentimental and humorous films with plots about family relations, family, friendship, dog, friends, youth and pets mostly in Family, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Dog of Flanders: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), My Dog Skip (2000), Where the Red Fern Grows (1974), Three Wishes (1995), Shiloh (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Scotland 1865, An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, anthology
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, disney, animal life, youth, family, dealing with death, pets, family relations, friends, friendship, adoption, countryside ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
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100%
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, animals, human animal relationship, loss of friend, pets, loneliness, friends, death, life & death, family ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, coming of age, world war two, small town, childhood, friendship, child's point of view, youth, family, baseball, lifestyle, animals ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, oxford university, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: sad, semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, youth, great depression, animals, childhood, countryside, friendship, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, contests and competitions, family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Three Wishes (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While Jane Holman (Mastrantonio) is driving with her two sons, she accidentally runs into a drifter, Jack McCloud (Swayze), who breaks his leg. Being responsible, Jane invites Jack, and his dog, to stay at her home until his leg has healed. Jack ...
Style: feel good, sexy, sentimental, touching, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dog, generosity, kids and family, magic, drifter, family relations, youth, cancer, broken leg, widow, hitchhiker, coach ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, family, pets, youth, rescue, animals, greed, destiny, hopes, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, dog, adoption, boy dog relationship, pets, animal shelter, family relations, family, animals, animal life, friendship, social relations ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
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Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sad, sentimental, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: dog, pets, family, friendship, couple relations, animals, life, family relations, parenthood, marriage, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, ireland, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Biscuit Eater (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nothing warms the heart like the story of a boy and his dog. Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) and Text (George Spell) are two friends determined, against all odds, to turn a misfit hound into a hero. Tennessee farmer and dog trainer Harve McNeil (Earl ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, disney, youth, friendship, pets, boy and dog, interracial relations, family relations, wilderness, teaching the ways of the world, family life, train ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 6K
Lassie (1994)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An update of the Lassie legend stars Thomas Guiry as a troubled city kid whose family retreats to the country, where he befriends the famous collie and changes for the better. Conflict develops when a ruthless sheep rancher causes trouble for ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dog, boy dog relationship, coming of age, friendship, family, childhood, countryside, mischievous children, pets, teenage life, family life, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, youth, mischievous children, friendship, rescue, pets, best friends, family life, animal actor, small town, boy and dog, childhood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, pets, family life, nursing, coming of age, orphan, youth, farm, rabbit, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Incredible Journey (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?
Style: touching, unusual plot structure, humorous, melancholic, dramatic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dog, disney, cat, wilderness, adventure, animals, beautiful scenery, friendship, family, pets, switching places, island ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, youth, basset hound, coming of age, children, teacher, school, family relations, life philosophy, family life, follow your dream ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ireland, ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, humorous, light, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, reincarnation, talking dog, afterlife, human becoming an animal, family relations, family life, family, getting home, death, starting over, hopes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mountain, youth, orphan, family relations, girl, physical disability, governess, friendship, nanny, adventure, young heroes, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: teenage girl, child's point of view, train, adventure, countryside, family, friendship, children, railway, human spirit, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, edwardian era, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era
Place: yorkshire, england, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 187
Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, contests and competitions, family, parents and children, friendship, pets, friends, animal life, family relations, youth, elementary school, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, sad, gothic
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: hound dog, friendship, adventure, follow your dream, family relations, contests and competitions, dog, hunting, wilderness, animal life, raccoon, youth ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, talky, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cat, afterlife, disney, family, pets, dealing with death, happy ending, veterinarian, adventure, family life, animal life, terminal illness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: scotland, australia, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: dog, small town, father daughter relationship, animals, single father, loneliness, adaptation, beautiful scenery, childhood, children, mischievous children, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 619
Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, friendship, family, family relations, pets, single parent, farm, coming of age, dog, teaching the ways of the world, friends, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, countryside, orphan, girl, friendship, little girl, garden, old mansion, sick child, family, magic, uncle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, yorkshire, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 7K
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: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: animals, coming of age, seal the animal, childhood, friendship, small town, orphan, youth, family, magic, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1962, 90s, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, youth, odd couple, adventure, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, rescue, pets, mischievous children, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, sport, horse race, racehorse, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, animal training, family, honest, secrets, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, family life, pets, youth, hopes, estrangement, wilderness, child's point of view, mother, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, human spirit, animal life, pets, young heroes, magic, youth, dog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, exciting, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: dog, boy dog relationship, survival, wilderness, adventure, youth, kids and family, pets, rescue, friendship, young heroes, teenage life ...
Place: london, british columbia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, horse, colonial america, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, adventure, young heroes, animal life, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%