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, serious, realistic, tear jerker, sweet, feel good, cult film, sexy, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: family relations, family, friendship, friends, contests and competitions, orphan, performer's life, parents and children, family life, ambition, social differences, nanny, countryside, dog, children, artist, winter, girl, drawing, boy and dog, funeral, boy dog relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of mother, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and sentimental films with plots about family relations, family, friends, friendship, youth, parents and children and family life mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Dog of Flanders: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Heidi (1968), Sounder (1972), Where the Red Fern Grows (2003), The Biscuit Eater (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, friends, animals, pets, loss of friend, life & death, loneliness, death, human animal relationship, family ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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: touching, serious, realistic, anthology
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, dealing with death, countryside, adoption, friendship, animal life, friends, family relations, pets, loyalty, cemetery, shepherd ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, mountain, family relations, friendship, girl, governess, family life, human spirit, optimism, friends, disability, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps
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Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, interracial relations, racism, school, against the odds, great depression, prisoner of war camp, bittersweet, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, animal life, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, fall in love, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
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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, touching, feel good, humorous
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Time: 70s
Place: georgia, usa, tennessee
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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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, youth, family, parents and children, children, strong female character, hopes, soccer, bullying, personal growth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: feel good, realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, coming of age, animal life, friends, parents and children, adventure, youth, family, orphan, contests and competitions ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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 ...
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Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
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Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, touching, serious ...
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, light, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: humorous, touching, light, funny, melancholic ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Owd Bob (1998)
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: touching, realistic, serious
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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