Movies like For the Love of Benji

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For the Love of Benji (1977)
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For the Love of Benji (1977)
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, surreal, awful
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, espionage, kidnapping, pets, adventure, family life, fish out of water, anti heroes, friendship, mischievous children, odd couple, daring rescue, rescue, save the day, dog, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, misfit, disorder, fighting crime, getting home, animal life, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece

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Most similar movies to For the Love of Benji

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and entertaining films with plots about family, adventure, disorder, happy ending, culture clash, destiny and mentor mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like For the Love of Benji: Benji (1974), Benji the Hunted (1987), Bingo (1991), Barney's Great Adventure (1998), Buddy (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Benji (1974)
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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, dog, animal actor, friendship, hostage, kidnapping, family, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, danger, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Benji the Hunted (1987)
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: wilderness, lost at sea, cougar, hunter, family, adventure, rescue, friendship, parents and children, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.8
 2K
Bingo (1991)
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, touching, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, on the road, adventure, family, rescue, best friends, friendship, pets, pet, animal life, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
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: toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, countryside, anti heroes, mischievous children, young heroes, chase, rescue, friendship, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.9
 2K
Buddy (1997)
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, teens
Plot: friendship, chimpanzee, socialite, gorilla, zoo, family, pets, urban, teaching the ways of the world, adventure, estate, animal life ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, best friends, family, mischievous children, adventure, odd couple, single parent, young heroes, getting home, rescue, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two orphans named Jory and Tess live with their grandparents. However, their cousins Bart and Bertha try to take them away because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, dog, child custody, mischievous children, family, young heroes, daring rescue, adventure, getting home, family life, danger, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
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, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, cat, wilderness, fish out of water, journey, adventure, family, survival, getting home, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 4.9
 3K
Air Buddies (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, pets, best friends, mischievous children, puppy, millionaire, kidnapping, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, daring rescue, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Beethoven's 5th (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Sara takes Beethoven to spend summer vacation with wacky Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous canine "digs up" the missing clue to a legendary hidden fortune of Rita and Moe ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, best friends, small town, young heroes, family, rescue, friendship, family life, fish out of water, escapades, heroes, partners ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, single parent, rescue, friendship, family, opposites attract, romance, best friends, adventure, mischievous children, marine biologist, odd couple ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.
Style: surreal, clever, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, farm, chimpanzee, pig, family, fish out of water, bankruptcy, mouse, countryside, underdog, heroic mission, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: sydney australia, australia, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 57K
Beethoven (1992)
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: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, puppy, pets, parents and children, nothing goes right, family life, animal rescue, rescue, saint bernard dog, suburbs, anti heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, rescue, family, coming of age, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, school, young heroes, getting home, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, airport, adventure, family, pets, odd couple, getting home, survival, friendship, urban, fish out of water, danger ...
Place: california, canada, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.9
 2K
Gordy (1995)
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: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: on the road, family, rescue, friendship, anti heroes, countryside, best friends, country music, mischievous children, social misfits, underdog, young heroes ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 3K
Candleshoe (1977)
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: butler, country estate, hidden treasure, adventure, treasure hunt, pirate, family, hidden identity, friendship, mischievous children, heiress, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 30K
102 Dalmatians (2000)
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, animals, prison, release from prison, dalmatian, puppy, pets, women's prison, family, chase, parole officer, mischievous children ...
Time: 2000s
Place: england, europe, big ben london, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, animal life, adventure, pets, urban, rescue, friendship, couples, on the road, chihuahua, pinata, potted plant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 2K
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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, rescue, animal actor, family, small town, mischievous children, adoption, young heroes, adventure, friendship, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Born to Be Wild (1995)
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, kids, chick flick
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, mischievous children, on the road, laboratory, youth, dangerous animal, juvenile delinquency, pets, on the run, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 88K
101 Dalmatians (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Live action adaptation of a Disney Classic. When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, dalmatian, puppy, dog movie, rescue, family, danger, adventure, pets, chase, good versus evil, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe, britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
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: great dane, dachshund, family, suburbs, anti heroes, best friends, mischievous children, unlikely partners, young heroes, save the day, mistaken identity, family life ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friends, ship, killer whale, whale, friendship, adventure, family, best friends, ocean or sea, rescue, survival, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 1K
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, hurricane, adventure, family, young heroes, friends, boat, florida keys, ocean or sea, opposites attract, friendship, plague ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, district attorney, family, college, legal action, fall in love, family life, fish out of water, dishonesty, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 23K
Snow Dogs (2002)
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, pets, against the odds, friendship, adoption, fish out of water, small town, family, contests and competitions, dentist, disorder, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)
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, kids, teens
Plot: jungle, monkey, circus, boy, bear, chase, adventure, family, dangerous animal, wilderness, mischievous children, rescue ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Monkey Trouble (1994)
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: monkey, family, mischievous children, adventure, friendship, adoption, single parent, thief, sibling relationship, pet shop, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: car chase, chase, family, adventure, contests and competitions, car race, race against time, save the day, frame up, chases and races, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, monte carlo, riviera, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%