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: adventure, youth, friendship, family, friends, family relations, orphan, pets, family life, animal life, coming of age, save the day, animal training, dog, canadian, dog movie, dog actor, 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, realistic and sentimental films with plots about family, friends, youth, family relations, friendship, animal life 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), Where the Red Fern Grows (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, exciting, uplifting, feel good, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, getting home, friends, animal life, escapades, pets, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, canadian, getting home, young heroes, danger, heroes, animal life, babies and infants, family, adventure, escapades, pets ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 375
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: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adoption, disorder, mischievous children, animal life, adventure, family, child as adult, pets, misfit, fish out of water, best friends, youth ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 266
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, emotional, realistic
Plot: coming of age, adventure, pets, youth, orphan, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, friends, power relations, parents and children, family relations, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, semi serious, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, orphan, youth, countryside, family, family relations, parents and children, contests and competitions, friends, adventure, animal life ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 104
Smoke (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
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: uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: teenage life, adventure, family, animal life, family relations, remarry, estrangement, coming of age, youth, farm, betrayal, dog ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, captivating, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, dog, mischievous children, friendship, youth, best friends, family life, pets, rescue, animal actor, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, follow your dream, adventure, animal life, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, family life, family, hopes ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.9
 5K
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, dog, family, friendship, animal life, family life, mischievous children, teenage life, pets, countryside, father son relationship, boy dog relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 16K
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, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, wilderness, survival, animals, friendship, animal life, family, on the run, heroic mission, rescue, youth, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, rescue, family, social relations, friends, young heroes, heroes, pets, animal life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, odd couple, against the odds, young heroes, friendship, youth, adoption, parents and children, rescue, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, exciting, feel good, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, healing power, family, young heroes, friendship, animal life, youth, danger, teenage life, pets, father son relationship, dolphins ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 66K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, 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, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: human animal relationship, freedom, adventure, killer whale, happy ending, social worker, friendship, captivity, animal training, rescue, animal life, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, gloomy, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, wounded animal, friends, family in crisis, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, friendship, orphan, family, pets, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pets, friendship, orphan, santa claus, christmas, dog, save the day, adventure, young heroes, youth, disorder, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, animal life, human spirit, pets, family relations, young heroes, magic, dog, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: unemployment, family relations, family gatherings, parents and children, wish come true, family, hopes, family problems, friends, snobbism, bittersweet, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: desert, horse, friendship, human animal relationship, survival, rescue, young heroes, family relations, danger, wilderness, mischievous children, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: farm, adventure, small town life, family life, family, animal life, youth, small town, adoption, family relations, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, History
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This is the true story of a little dog that refused to leave his master's graveside in Edinburgh. The dog visited the grave for years.
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, escapades, friendship, danger, animal life, family relations, family life, rescue, family, youth, friends ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cowgirls 'n Angels (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of rodeo trick-riders recruits a young girl to join them.
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: direction and purpose, self discovery, friendship, hopes, youth, family relations, parents and children, horse, girl, search for father, rodeo, cowgirl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, hopes, best friends, family life, young heroes, parents and children, animal life, coming of age, trust, horse, compassion ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 290
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: realistic, touching, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, dog, heroes, friends, contests and competitions, family relations, farm, youth, countryside, starting over, family life, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, adoption, boy dog relationship, dog, family relations, christmas, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 3K
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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, heroes, animal life, small town life, family relations, disorder, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: touching, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, wilderness, orphan, adventure, family, moral dilemma, adoption, family relations, heroes, dangerous animal, mischievous children, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, uplifting, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: animal rescue, animal life, adventure, confined, family relations, friendship, heroes, mischievous children, family, captivity, reunion, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: uplifting, feel good, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, girl, mountain, governess, escapades, adventure, youth, family life, disability, nanny, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An all-new Disney holiday classic is born - Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Starring a brand-new litter of the cutest talking pups ever - Hope, Jingle, Charity, and Noble - it's perfect for the whole family. When Mrs. Claus travels to Pineville, ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, dog, youth, stowaway, friends, family relations, family gatherings, disorder, family, animal life, pets, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%