Movies like For the Love of Benji

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For the Love of Benji
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, light, awful, surreal
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, friendship, chase, family life, adventure, fish out of water, children, kids and family, animals, anti heroes, natural disaster, mischievous children, camp, talking animals, odd couple, espionage, dialogue, dysfunctional family, daring rescue, interracial romance, catastrophe, family drama, rescue, mentor ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece

Most similar movies to For the Love of Benji

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, melancholic and feel good films with plots about mentor, animals, family, children, dialogue, catastrophe and destiny mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like For the Love of Benji: Benji (1974), Benji the Hunted (1987), Buddy (1997), Candleshoe (1977), Beethoven (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Benji
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Benji is a stray who has nonetheless worked his way into the hearts of a number of the townspeople, who give him food and attention whenever he stops by. His particular favorites are a pair of children who feed and play with him against the wishes ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, dog, adventure, friendship, kidnapping, rescue, young heroes, talking animals, children, camp, kids and family, animals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Benji the Hunted
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benji has become stranded on a remote island after a boating accident. He finds himself struggling to survive in the wilderness, avoiding close encounters with a wolf, a bear, and a territorial female cougar with her cub.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, dog, wilderness, rescue, animals, survival, friendship, children, camp, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   82%
 
 4.9
 2K
Buddy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, pets, friendship, animals, urban, teaching the ways of the world, estate, animal life, fish out of water, misfit, jungle ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, canada, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   57%
 
 6.8
 3K
Candleshoe
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action movie based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, family, friendship, treasure, hidden identity, disney, children, mischievous children, kids and family, childhood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   50%
 
 5.6
 57K
Beethoven
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, children, dysfunctional family, kids and family, anti heroes, suburbs, pets, adoption, redemption, rescue, animals ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   54%
 
 5.7
 6K
Andre
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, friendship, adventure, best friends, animals, mischievous children, children, young heroes, school, small town, rescue, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   46%
 
Barney's Great Adventure
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, chase, anti heroes, countryside, children, mischievous children, young heroes, sexualized violence, rescue, kids and family, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
 3.9
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Gordy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, on the road, anti heroes, countryside, best friends, animals, children, mischievous children, social misfits, talking animals, underdog, rescue ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
The Shaggy D.A.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, dog, lawyer, legal action, college, fall in love, transformation, disney, family life, kids and family, fish out of water, children ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
 4.8
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Bingo
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adventure, friendship, on the road, best friends, pets, children, kidnapping, animal life, natural disaster, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
Monkey Trouble
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dodger, a criminal monkey, belongs to a crooked street performer but escapes his life of crime only to end up in the arms of Eva, an innocent little girl whose mother has no idea that her daughter is harboring a fugitive.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, monkey, adventure, adoption, friendship, mischievous children, kids and family, single parent, young heroes, parents and children, childhood, children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
Born to Be Wild
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, mischievous children, on the road, laboratory, animals, youth, dangerous animal, juvenile delinquency, catastrophe, pets ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
 4.9
 30K
102 Dalmatians
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Get ready for a howling good time as an all new assortment of irresistible animal heroes are unleashed in this great family tail! In an unlikely alliance, the outrageous Waddlesworth... a parrot who thinks he's a Rottweiler... teams up with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, fashion, prison, mischievous children, adventure, animals, pets, children, disney, kids and family, daring rescue ...
Time: 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
Zeus and Roxanne
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, romance, best friends, adventure, animals, mischievous children, goth, odd couple, single parent, children, dolphins ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: getting home, survival, friendship, adventure, dog, wilderness, pets, family, animals, talking animals, cat, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco, cross country, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
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Flipper
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, young heroes, friends, animals, pets, ocean or sea, opposites attract, dialogue, friendship, fish, plague ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
 5.9
 5K
Lassie
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, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, friendship, pets, adventure, children, kids and family, coming of age, animals, countryside, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
 5.0
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Free Willy 2
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, island, rescue, ocean, greed, ocean or sea, rock, ecology, siblings relations, natural disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this exciting live-action adventure, young Mowgli, an orphan raised by wolves, is spotted by a scout for a giant circus. Accompanied by a cruel hunter and a snake charmer, the scout sets out to trap Mowgli. But with the help of Baloo the bear and ...
Style: semi serious, light, melancholic, surreal, intense
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: jungle, family, adventure, monkey, chase, dangerous animal, animals, wilderness, mischievous children, train, children, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.
Style: humorous, not serious, awful, idiotic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, dog, culture clash, talking animals, kids and family, pets, on the road, animals, disney, getting home, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, california, mexico, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, dog, odd couple, talking animals, kids and family, animals, getting home, wilderness, rescue, airport, disney ...
Place: san francisco, california, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
Operation Dumbo Drop
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968 grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime -- to secretly transport an 8,000-pound elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. High jinks prevail when Capt. Sam Cahill promises the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: vietnam war, war, family, military, on the road, adventure, soldier, kids and family, daring rescue, rescue, wartime, jungle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.
Style: feel good, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, chase, adventure, racing, cars, race, disney, kids and family, contests and competitions, children, race against time, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, monte carlo, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
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Cheetah
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, romantic, twist ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, buddies, animals, children, mischievous children, kids and family, odd couple, disney, young heroes, talking animals, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, kenya, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
Free Willy 3: The Rescue
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, friends, best friends, ocean or sea, mentor, hunting, rescue, survival, animals, children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
 6.4
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Shiloh
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, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adoption, rescue, mischievous children, small town, animals, hunting, young heroes, children, kids and family, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
 5.1
 23K
Snow Dogs
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adoption, adventure, dog, puppets, pets, contests and competitions, small town, culture clash, talking animals, disney, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
Herbie Goes Bananas
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, buddies, kids and family, racing, chase, cars, disney, race, children, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
The Ugly Dachshund
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Garrisons (Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette) are the "proud parents" of three adorable dachshund pups -- and one overgrown Great Dane named Brutus, who nevertheless thinks of himself as a dainty dachsie. His identity crisis results in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, dog, suburbs, anti heroes, marriage, disney, happy ending, best friends, kids and family, chase, mischievous children, animals ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   34%
 
 6.5
 13K
Paulie
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, anti heroes, on the road, talking animals, animals, childhood, pets, road trip, children, birds ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
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