Movies like Big Red

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Big Red (1962)
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Big Red (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
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: dog, disney, youth, animal life, countryside, puppy love, orphan, adventure, family, friendship, friends, pets, family relations, family life, coming of age, animal training, save the day, forest, puppy, teenage boy, boy dog relationship, canadian, dog actor, animals, man boy relationship ...
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, youth, adventure, animal life, family relations and friendship mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Big Red: Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961), The Incredible Journey (1963), Rascal (1969), The Yearling (1994), Smoke (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada, USA
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: dog, disney, wilderness, survival, animals, wolf, nature, puppy love, gold rush, animal life, defiant, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: yukon, canada
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100%
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, disney, animal life, animals, puppy love, youth, family, dealing with death, pets, family relations, friends, countryside ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, humorous, melancholic, road movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dog, disney, cat, wilderness, animals, adventure, friendship, family, beautiful scenery, pets, first contact, destiny ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, youth, family relations, getting home, young heroes, family, pets, adventure, best friends, misfit, mischievous children, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 314
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: realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: youth, killing a pet, coming of age, family relations, countryside, adventure, pets, orphan, family, friends, power relations, animal life ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, disney, family relations, farm, remarry, animal life, estrangement, teenage life, betrayal, family, coming of age, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ 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: depressing, emotional, sad, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, youth, great depression, childhood, animals, countryside, friendship, coming of age, family relations, pets, parents and children, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, youth, german shepherd, orphan, farmer, family problems, family relations, farm, animal life, disorder, friends, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, gothic, sad
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: hound dog, friendship, adventure, follow your dream, dog, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, wilderness, american history, youth, animals ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: animals, friendship, killer whale, human animal relationship, freedom, adventure, family, animal life, ocean, happy ending, rescue, children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, parents and children, childhood ...
Place: london, british columbia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, feel good, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mountain, youth, orphan, family relations, physical disability, girl, governess, friendship, nanny, adventure, young heroes, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: touching, sentimental, feel good, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dog, boy dog relationship, coming of age, friendship, family, animals, childhood, countryside, mischievous children, pets, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, captivating, sincere ...
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 ⇓
100%
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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, scenic, uplifting, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animals, adventure, wilderness, survival, nature, bear, friendship, dog, family, hunting, heroic mission, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: british columbia, canada, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, melancholic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, adventure, youth, family, ocean, coming of age, healing power, pets, young heroes, friendship, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, dark fantasy, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, cougar, friendship, wilderness, family, adventure, animals, culture clash, beautiful scenery, children, runaway, childhood ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
33%
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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, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, disney, youth, friendship, pets, boy and dog, family relations, interracial relations, animal life, disorder, friends, power relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
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, black horse, girl horse relationship, desert, friendship, human animal relationship, girl, world war two, disney, rescue, survival, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, santa claus, christmas, friendship, youth, adventure, pets, animal life, orphan, save the day, young heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: dog, santa claus, christmas, family relations, adventure, family gatherings, stowaway, pets, animal life, disorder, youth, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Dog's Way Home (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.
Style: sweet, sentimental, scenic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, animals, puppy, pitbull, pets, lost dog, pet dog, snow, best friends, adventure, animal life, homelessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, denver colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Those Calloways (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, bird, family relations, wilderness, rally, environmentalism, animal life, dream come true, adventure, escapades, society, family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Call of the Wild (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Self-centered and status-conscious, ten year old Ryann Hale journeys to Montana to visit her down-to-earth grandpa, Bill Hale. Ryann bonds with a wolf-dog, Buck, and schemes to save him from a cruel dogsledder.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: family holiday, small town, young heroes, adventure, friendship, contests and competitions, friends, rivalry, human animal relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, countryside, wolf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, miraculous event, parents and children, hopes, human spirit, animal life, pets, young heroes, magic, youth, dog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.
Style: semi serious, emotional, feel good, touching, cult film
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: disney, youth, aging, family relations, mountain lion, friends, animal life, adventurer, getting home, hopes, family, pets ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Lassie (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sad ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, pets, rescue, adventure, friendship, parents and children, getting home, animals, youth, christmas, little girl, empire ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, yorkshire, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, youth, odd couple, adventure, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, rescue, pets, mischievous children, fish out of water, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%