Movies like Big Red

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Big Red (1962)
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Big Red (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wealthy sportsman James Haggin (Walter Pidgeon) lives on a Quebec estate called Wintapi. Émile Fornet (Émile Genest), handler of Haggin's hunting dogs, and Émile's wife Therese (Janette Bertrand), Haggin's cook and housekeeper, live in a separate house on the estate. To start a line of top show dogs, Haggin purchases the winner of the Montreal Kennel Club show, an Irish setter named Red.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, adventure, youth, friendship, family, friends, family relations, pets, family life, animal life, coming of age, save the day, animal training, dog, forest, gun, puppy, teenage boy, boy dog relationship, man boy relationship, canadian, dog actor, dog movie, injury, french canadian
Time: 60s
Place: canada, quebec

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Most similar movies to Big Red

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, serious and realistic films with plots about family, friends, family relations, youth, friendship, dog and adventure mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Big Red: The Incredible Journey (1963), Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961), Rascal (1969), The Yearling (1994), Smoke (1970). 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: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animal life, friends, countryside, adoption, friendship, family, dealing with death, pets, family relations, caretaker, loyalty, dog movie ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
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100%
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, realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, hopes, getting home, escapades, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, canadian, heroes, adventurer, pets, orphan, animal life, defiant, friends, survival, friendship, forces of nature ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, getting home, adventure, misfit, pets, young heroes, youth, family, child in peril, animal life, disorder, friends ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Yearling (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1870s Florida, a rural family struggles to survive. A lonely twelve-year-old son, Jody (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child, against his mother's better judgment eventually persuades his parents to allow him a pet fawn, which Jody grows ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: countryside, family relations, coming of age, killing a pet, orphan, adventure, youth, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, family life, bittersweet, pets ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Smoke (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Chris is haunted by the death of his father and resentful of his stepfather Cal. He befriends a lost dog and names it Smoke, but tries to keep it a secret for fear Cal will take the dog away.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, teenage life, family, coming of age, adventure, betrayal, youth, estrangement, remarry, animal life, farm, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, rescue, family relations, small town, family, seal the animal, orphan, social relations, disorder, animal life, getting home ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dog movie, family relations, coming of age, friendship, countryside, contests and competitions, family, orphan, youth, parents and children, friends, animal life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, animals, dog, survival, friendship, family, heroic mission, escapades, youth, rescue, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, touching, sincere, captivating, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, small town, mischievous children, friendship, family life, best friends, pets, youth, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, feel good, exciting, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, friendship, young heroes, youth, danger, teenage life, pets, father son relationship, ocean ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, 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, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, animals, killer whale, freedom, adventure, social worker, animal life, friendship, amusement park, captivity, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 611
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, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, young heroes, youth, hopes, optimism, friends, disability, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: boy dog relationship, survival, wilderness, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, young heroes, danger, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, young heroes, adventure, odd couple, friendship, against the odds, disorder, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, youth, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, animal life, friends, mountain, ghost ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: rich and poor, family relations, friendship, young heroes, orphan, uncle niece relationship, teenage life, master and servant, family, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, boy dog relationship, countryside, coming of age, family, friendship, pets, mischievous children, family life, teenage life, father son relationship, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: sentimental, uplifting, sincere, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, nursing, pets, family life, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, rabbit, farm, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, 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, feel good, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, small town, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, pets, young heroes, animal life, human spirit, magic, dog, family life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Finding Friends (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This kid has to move to a farm in his summer vacation and don't get to go to Norway Cup as he had planned for. Out on the country there is bad cellphone reception, cow smell and inbreed farmers as far as the eye can see. The family Volvo get ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, pets, teenage life, fish out of water, save the day, youth, young heroes, family relations, family, escapades, coming of age, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, dog, german shepherd, sheepdog, mischievous children, family, contests and competitions, animal life, disorder, family problems, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, estrangement, pets, youth, hopes, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A heartwarming Disney classic in which a cougar, who was rescued as a cub and raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest, reverts back to his natural instincts, leading to hilarious (and dangerous) consequences.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, wilderness, cougar, pets, orphan, adventure, family, social differences, adoption, moral dilemma, youth, getting home ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Search for Santa Paws (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the tradition of disney's classic holiday tales comes a heartwarming movie about the power of giving and the true meaning of christmas. Discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began in the inspiring original film, ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, dog, friendship, orphan, pets, christmas, adventure, save the day, young heroes, memory loss, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, unemployment, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, family problems, bittersweet, youth, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Silver Wolf (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ranger (Michael Biehn) and his 16 year old nephew (Shane Meier) struggle to save a wolf from a rancher (Roy Scheider), who is out to kill it.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wolf, survival, snowboarding, death of father, friendship, human spirit, teenage life, adventure, danger, daring rescue, pets, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: horse, girl horse relationship, desert, friendship, human animal relationship, black horse, survival, rescue, young heroes, orphan, mischievous children, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, pets, farm, coming of age, youth, single parent, dog, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Summer of the Monkeys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One summer Jay finds four chimps on the prairie who have fallen off a circus cart.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, adventure, family, youth, disability, friends, animal life, countryside, adoption, family life, americana ...
Time: 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%