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The Tadpole and the Whale (1988)
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The Tadpole and the Whale (1988)
Original name: La grenouille et la baleine
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The adventures of Elvira, a 12-year-old girl obsessed with the sea who develops the ability to breathe underwater. Elvira and her dolphin friend Elvar meet a friendly whale, among other creatures, while back on land all is not as it should be.
Plot: dolphins, whale, young girl, human animal relationship, animals, girl, environmental, grandfather granddaughter relationship, animal
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, girl, family, friendship, dog, boy and youth mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Tadpole and the Whale: Domestic (2012), Bach and Broccoli (1986), Hugo and Josephine (1967), Eye of the Dolphin (2006), The Dog Who Stopped the War (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Domestic (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Romania, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Wonderfully surreal, painfully real, this is the story of children, adults and animals who live together trying to have a better life, but sometimes death comes unexpectedly. The lives of three characters surrounded by a bunch of extraordinary, ...
Plot: loss of daughter, rabbit, turkey the bird, bird cage, funeral, dog, death, christmas, animals, chicken, pigeon, blood ...
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Bach and Broccoli (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl is orphaned when her nurturing grandmother enters a nursing. She is sent to live with her Bach-obsessed uncle, an organist preparing for an important recital.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, organist, car accident, uncle niece relationship, young heroes, estrangement, nursing, pets, family, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
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84%
The Case of the Witch Who Wasn't (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two girl pen pals and a simple summer in the country. They befriend a woman rumored to be a witch, and end up as amateur detectives when her pet pig is stolen.
Plot: friend, pen pal, robbery, friendship, pig, theft, girl, thief, countryside
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84%
Hugo and Josephine (1967)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Josefin is a six year old girl who lives isolated in the countryside, where her father is a priest. She has no friends until she meets Hugo. He is a carefree boy who rather walk in the forest than goes to school. Together with the gardener they make ...
Plot: gardener, countryside, children, young girl, best friend, nature, classroom, forest, loneliness, bottle, junkyard, barefoot ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eye of the Dolphin (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alyssa is a troubled 14-year old, suspended from school a year after her mother has drowned. Her grandmother Lucy, at wit's end, decides to take Alyssa to her father, James, whom Alyssa thought was dead for years. He studies dolphin ...
Style: realistic, captivating, light, humorous, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, coming of age, research, dolphins, tourist, parents and children, dysfunctional family, friendship, family relations, estrangement, youth, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Dog Who Stopped the War (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During Christmas' holidays, the children of a village split in two gang to play a snowball war. But that half-tone war scattered some bitterness and make more difficult the mutual attirance between Luc, the chief of the assailant and Sophie one ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: village, village life, family, friends, animal life, family relations, battles, disorder, family life, adventure, escapades, christmas ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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70%
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Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dolphins, friendship, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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63%
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Pupendo (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Artist Bedřich Mára (Bolek Polivka) is unable to find much secure work due to his public antagonism toward the ruling Communist Party. He has a wife and two children. Life begins to change when art historian Alois Fábera (Jiři Pecha) begins ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: family life, survival, political unrest, life is a bitch, down on your luck, communism, performer's life, statue, secretly observing, learning the truth, school principal, sculptor ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, czech republic, central europe, czechoslovakia
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61%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious
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Place: new york, usa
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60%
A Very Brady Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Home for Christmas (1990)
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Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: veterinarian, dolphins, animal life, rescue, friendship, youth, family, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, theme park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
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47%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
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47%
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The Duke (1999)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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44%
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42%
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42%
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41%
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Country: USA, Canada
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41%
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1981 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
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Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
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41%
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Time: 90s, 80s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
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Duke (2012)
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Country: Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 209
Digger (1993)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young boy is sent to live with relatives when his parents break up. He befriends a dying boy who has an eerie connection with nature.
Plot: dog, psychic, boy, father son relationship, friendship, heart disease, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
It's Not Me, I Swear! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbors who get to spend the summer at the beach. And then, there's Léa, the ...
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40%