Movies like George's Island

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George's Island (1989)
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George's Island (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is a tale about two children who are put in a foster home, and then on Halloween they breakout and are rescued by their eccentric grandfather who is in a Halloween costume of an eyeball. They then go to George's island to try and find the treasure of Captain Kidd. Written by Andrew Hazeden
Plot: pirate, island, halloween, ghost, boy, child protagonist, foster home, little boy, grandfather grandson relationship, halloween party, halloween costume, trick or treating

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Most similar movies to George's Island

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and semi serious films with plots about island, adventure, pirate, escapades, danger, ocean and family relations mostly in Family, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like George's Island: Flipper's New Adventure (1964), The Silent One (1984), Shipwrecked (1990), Treasure Island (1999), Stranded (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Flipper's New Adventure (1964)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While widowed Porter Ricks is away at school learning to be a park ranger, his teen-aged son, Sandy, under adult supervision from a neighbor, remains at the family home in the Florida Keys with his pet dolphin, Flipper. While Po (as Porter is called ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: island, beach, dolphins, social differences, friendship, ocean, ocean or sea, animal life, captivity, family in danger, isolation, kidnapping ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: bahamas, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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The Silent One (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A baby is washed up on a Pacific Island and is adopted by a childless woman. The tribal priest takes an instant dislike to the child, proclaiming him a demon. The child is deaf and mute and therefore excluded from hunting with the other young ...
Plot: little boy, swimming, island, baby, foundling, turtle, south seas, village, adrift
Place: pacific ocean, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Kaptein Sabeltann-Drømmen om Kaptein Sabeltanns rike (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Joachim, a preteen Norwegian boy, has an obsession with pirates. When his parents object, he takes their outboard rubber dinghy out and begins a dream of an exciting and dangerous adventure -- involving Captain Sabertooth's ship and treasure. ...
Plot: teenager, sailboat, 10 year old, raft, treasure, sailing ship, singing, disbelieving adult, boy in peril, island, pirate, dream ...
Time: 18th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Shipwrecked (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Norway, Sweden, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.
Style: serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: ship, island, pirate, rescue, stowaway, child in peril, daring rescue, family, adventurer, heroes, gang, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Treasure Island (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young Jim Hawkins and peg-legged Long John Silver set sail for adventure in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of dastardly pirates, swashbuckling heroes, buried treasure and a young boy's amazing courage. The narrative diverges from ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, heroes, traitor, child hero, castaway, treasure map, lost treasure, obsessive quest, rescue, escapades, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, family in danger, adventure, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Cay (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Young Phillip is separated form his mother and found by a black man named Timothy and his cat Stewcat, Phillip becomes blind and they all end up on an island. Will they survive or will they die?
Plot: blindness, stranded, prejudice, cat, island, survival, boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Last Treasure Hunt (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adventure - A heartfelt story of an estranged brother and sister who must put aside their differences in order to solve an elaborate treasure hunt, left for them in the will of their eccentric father.
Plot: brother, treasure hunt, island, sister
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The New Swiss Family Robinson (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Angelino Jack Robinson gets a new job in Australia, he decides to take his sissy wife Ann, brave sons Shane and Todd and wining daughter Elisabeth 'Lizzy' by sailing yacht from Hong Kong to Syndney. The gun he gets thrown in by ...
Style: serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, pirate, adventure, child in peril, treasure hunt, family in danger, desert, survival, fish out of water, family life, isolation, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: singapore, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Captains Courageous (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sailing, coming of age, fishing, sea, spoiled brat, friendship, adventurer, youth, young heroes, mischievous children, pirate, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Hero's Island (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family shipwrecked on an island must deal with escaped convicts and pirates.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, pirate, battles, murder, heroes, adventure, master and servant, society, immigrants, danger, child in peril, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Jumping Ship (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Joseph, Matthew and Andrew Lawrence (TV's Brotherly Love) star in this thrilling, action-packed sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie Horse Sense. It's first-class adventure on the high seas for Michael Woods (Joseph Lawrence) and ...
Style: exciting, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, resort, adventure, chase, treasure hunt, siblings relations, danger, daring rescue, ship, parents and children, family life, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Real Macaw (1998)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An ancient talking macaw named Mac becomes the saving grace for an elderly man threatened with a nursing home, when it is discovered that the talking bird knows the whereabouts of a buried treasure from its days with a pirate. His grandson decides ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parrot, family relations, pirate, hotel, treasure hunt, buried treasure, adventure, mischievous children, escapades, golden years, family, family life ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain, Liechtenstein, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: island, pirate, torture, rape, lighthouse, survival, danger, adventure, good versus evil, confined, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Barney's Halloween Party (1998)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: It's Halloween and Barney and his friends are decorating the gym for an exciting party at the school. From Indian corn to smiling jack-o-lanterns, the gym is aglow with the colors of fall. Meanwhile, BJ and Baby Bop are putting the final ...
Plot: superhero costume, halloween costume, apple, farmer, pumpkin, pirate costume, halloween, halloween party, trick or treating, pinata
⇓ similarity ⇓
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'Imuhar': A Legend (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Niger
Duration: 82 min.
Story: No overview found
Plot: family relations, grandfather grandson relationship, girl, death of mother, boy, father son relationship, aunt nephew relationship, persian
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Lost & Found (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sent to spend the summer with their uncle on a remote island, young brothers Andy and Mark learn that their eccentric grandfather once owned the island, but vanished without a trace…taking with him the secret to a vast fortune. Delving into the ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, light, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: treasure, treasure hunt, underground, island, lost treasure, family relations, father son relationship, teenage boy, missing person, summer, adventure, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, feel good, serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, couples, family relations, parents and children, adoption, family life, youth, seal, husband wife relationship, love ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Danny Quinn (Seth Bernard) lives with one great dream... he wants to prove his late father was right about a pirate treasure in the depths of Lake Michigan.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, ghost, treasure hunt, treasure map, dealing with death, rescue, friendship, family life, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, friends, rivalry ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Storm Boy (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a highly successful retired businessman, Michael Kingley, starts to see things he at first can't explain, his life takes a dramatic turn. And when his grand-daughter rebels against her father, he is forced to re-evaluate his life and to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy, ocean, pelican, grandfather, friendship, sea, son, adventure, granddaughter, storytelling, family relations, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
City of Pirates (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates and encounters a man with multiple personalities.
Style: surreal, disturbing, suspenseful, rough
Plot: surrealism, island, killer child, evil child, irrational behavior, boy, little boy, murder, perversity, sleepwalking, seance, wave ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Rainbow Troops (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: social differences, poverty, youth, village, teachers and students, student, social relations, school, self fulfillment, island, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Kidnapped (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Kidnapped is a two-part BBC television adaptation of the 1893 novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is directed by Brendan Maher and stars James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour and Iain Glen as Alan Breck. Attempting to claim ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: orphan, kidnapping, heroes, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, pirate, adventure, adventurer, daring rescue, rescue, danger ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA, Luxembourg
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: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, ocean, family relations, friend, island, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Swallows and Amazons (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, family relations, camping, boat, children, river, lake or river, ocean or sea, friends, friendship, family life, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Pippi in the South Seas (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pippi in the South Seas (original title is Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven) is a 1970 film, based on the eponymous children's books by Astrid Lindgren with the cast of the 1969 TV series. Pippi, with friends Tommy and Annika, adventures on ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: island, pirate, getting home, rescue, youth, save the day, heroes, family, adventurer, race against time, treasure hunt, heroic mission ...
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, hopes, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
All Hallows' Eve (2016)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eve Hallows' 18th birthday comes with an unexpected family legacy of magic. When Eve attempts a spell to speak with her deceased mother, she accidentally summons a vengeful witch who threatens to wreak havoc. As a Halloween party goes wrong and ...
Style: cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Treasure Island (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK, France, Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Jim Hawkins finds himself serving with pirate captain Long John Silver in search of a buccaneer's treasure, in this short adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ship, island, treasure hunt, adventurer, adventure, pirate, rivalry, good versus evil, heroes, rebellion, danger, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Storm Bound (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A ripping adventure yarn about teenage boys who join the crew of a ship of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. After a dramatic shipwreck and escape from an attack by natives, they must make their way to safety by themselves.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: ship, island, adventure, heroes, survival, isolation, fall in love, danger, youth, confined, escapades, ocean or sea ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%