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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad, motivational, uplifting, serious, realistic, tear jerker ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, human animal relationship, loneliness, pets, loss of friend, animals, life & death, friends, death, family, bonding, owner dog relationship, animal training, loss of family member, love, goodhearted, coping, human relationship, loss, waiting, family relations, human dog relationship, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, realistic and feel good films with plots about friendship, family, friends, pets, dog, runaway and family relations mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Hachi: A Dog's Tale: A Dog's Purpose (2017), Hachi-ko (1987), A Dog's Way Home (2019), Max (2015), Marley & Me (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Dog's Purpose (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.
Style: sad, touching, sweet, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, family outing
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, human animal relationship, talking animals, police dog, transformation, happy ending, life & death, life philosophy, pet owner relationship, family ...
Time: 2010s, 60s, 90s, 80s, 70s
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93%
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Hachi-ko (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner's life, Hachikō walk with him in the morning and greeted him at the end of each ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, dog, bittersweet, pets, loyalty, dog actor, waiting, owner dog relationship
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, sincere, touching, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, puppy, animals, pitbull, pets, lost dog, adventure, best friends, pet dog, animal life, veteran, homelessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, denver colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dog, youth, teenage life, adventure, pets, friendship, escapades, betrayal, rescue, family, police investigation, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, afghanistan, texas, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sad, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids ...
Plot: dog, pets, family, friendship, couple relations, family relations, marriage, parenthood, journalist, couples, family life, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 76K
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, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, killer whale, animals, freedom, family, adventure, animal life, friendship, social worker, rescue, amusement park, ocean ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 125K
Babe (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Babe is a little pig who doesn't quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mom, Babe realizes that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: horse, pig, dog, talking animals, piglet, farmer, farm, heroism, cat, friendship, prejudice, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 18K
Red Dog (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, touching, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, pets, human animal relationship, friends, obsessive quest, family, on the road, ambition, wilderness, mine, animal life, death ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 65K
Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, breathtaking, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, survival, rescue, expedition, dog sled, adventure, pets, pilot, wilderness, snow, husky dog, scientist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, new zealand, pasadena california, oregon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dealing with death, pets, family relations, animal life, friends, friendship, adoption, countryside, caretaker, loyalty, pneumonia ...
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, uplifting, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, pets, adventure, cat, family, friendship, on the road, animal life, friends, hopes, survival ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: dog, cat, adventure, wilderness, pets, friendship, talking animals, beautiful scenery, fish out of water, journey, survival, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
Style: sentimental, touching, tear jerker, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: dog, family, friendship, countryside, boy dog relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, family relations, drawing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, boy and dog, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, antwerp, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
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Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This heart warming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, starting over, friendship, human spirit, hopes, redemption, car accident, dog, mother daughter relationship, loss of wife, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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Duma (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, bully, family relations, cheetah, adventure, adventurer, adolescence, escapades, youth, pets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, heartbreaking, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sick child, mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, cancer, moral dilemma, parenthood, family life, life is a bitch, family relations, childhood, sisters, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, tear jerker, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, childhood, escape from reality, loss of friend, magical, teenage boy, loneliness, friends, classmate, imagination, fantasy world, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: human animal relationship, cat, street musician, homeless, guitarist, singer, pet cat, addiction, drug addict, moral transformation, friendship, pets ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, heartbreaking, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: parents and children, friendship, single parent, writer's life, family relations, death, funeral, actor, artists and showbiz, human nature, writers, widow ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Black Beauty (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: horse, pets, adventure, friendship, family, getting home, hopes, human animal relationship, animal rights, compassion, farm, horse actor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Second Chances (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, disability, friendship, starting over, friends, optimism, human spirit, dealing with death, youth, young heroes, hopes, pets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, friendship, child's point of view, lifestyle, small town, americana, baseball, family, youth, world war two, coming of age, childhood memory ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, oxford university, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 3K
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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, pets, rescue, family, hopes, friendship, adventure, heroes, small town life, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dolphins, friendship, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 4K
Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, interracial relations, racism, against the odds, school, prisoner of war camp, great depression, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: dark fantasy, touching, psychotronic, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: bullying, terminal illness, childhood, loneliness, monster, imagination, nightmare, single mother, life & death, depression, destiny, truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: family, single parent, father daughter relationship, friendship, coming of age, family relations, young heroes, parents and children, teenager, makeup artist, mortician, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Dog Named Palma (2021)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is inspired by an incredible story of a shepherd dog named Palm who was inadvertently left in the airport by her owner. She befriends nine-year old Nicholas whose mother dies leaving him with a father he barely knows - a pilot who finds the ...
Style: sincere, heartbreaking, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Plot: dog, airport, pilot, life philosophy, human dog relationship, son, airplane, friendship, bonding, human relationship, lost, animals ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Quill:  The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, disability, optimism, mistrust, animal training, pets, elderly, temperamental, instructor, seeing eye dog, dog, puppy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, adoption, boy dog relationship, dog, pets, family relations, family, animal shelter, animals, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%