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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, uplifting, motivational, realistic, serious, tear jerker ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, friends, loss of friend, pets, animals, death, life & death, human animal relationship, loneliness, animal training, family, love, goodhearted, loss of family member, coping, animal life, human relationship, loss, bonding, waiting, owner dog relationship, family relations, life philosophy ...
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 emotional films with plots about friends, family, friendship, family relations, runaway, storytelling and mentor 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), Free Willy (1993). 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: touching, sentimental, sweet, sad, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, police dog, human animal relationship, dog movie, life & death, talking animals, transformation, happy ending, adaptation, life philosophy ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 90s, 70s, 1960s ...
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88%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, clever
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, dog, bittersweet, pets, dog movie, loyalty, owner dog relationship, dog actor, waiting
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, pets, lost dog, adventure, puppy, best friends, pet dog, animals, animal life, homelessness, veteran, pitbull ...
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, serious, realistic, emotional, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dog, youth, adventure, teenage life, friendship, pets, escapades, betrayal, rescue, family, police investigation, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, afghanistan, texas, united states, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, cat, adventure, friendship, pets, wilderness, talking animals, disney, fish out of water, journey, beautiful scenery, wounded animal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, nevada, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
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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, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, killer whale, freedom, animals, adventure, social worker, friendship, happy ending, captivity, ocean, animal training, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, couple relations, friendship, family, marriage, parenthood, journalist, family life, couples, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 118K
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: horse, dog, farm, cat, heroism, friendship, pig, piglet, talking animals, prejudice, farmer, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, pets, friends, animal life, obsessive quest, on the road, family, ambition, wilderness, mine, mourning ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
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Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
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, captivating, breathtaking, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, survival, rescue, dog sled, expedition, adventure, pets, pilot, scientist, snow, wilderness, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: antarctica, new zealand, pasadena california, oregon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: family, friendship, countryside, dog, boy dog relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, family relations, drawing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life philosophy, destiny, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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: touching, realistic, serious, anthology
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adoption, friendship, family, dealing with death, pets, family relations, animal life, friends, countryside, dog movie, terrier, master ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
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, realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, hopes, getting home, escapades, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Letters to God (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: god, hopes, friendship, postman, letter, child illness, terminal illness, redemption, family life, parents and children, family problems, salvation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How It Was with Dooms (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, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, cheetah, family relations, bully, adventure, adventurer, adolescence, youth, escapades, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ 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, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary, loss of friend, childhood, escape from reality, magical, teenage boy, classmate, friends, loneliness, social misfits, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, heartbreaking, clever, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, parents and children, writer's life, actor, family relations, death, funeral, artists and showbiz, human nature, widow, writers ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, pets, adventure, friendship, family, animal life, hopes, getting home, human animal relationship, compassion, animal rights, farm ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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, 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
⇓ 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: terminal illness, sick child, mother daughter relationship, family drama, cancer, parenthood, family life, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, child illness, childhood, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
⇓ 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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, friendship, starting over, disability, misfit, young heroes, youth, pets, dealing with death, family, hopes, wounded animal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, based on true events
Plot: cat, human animal relationship, street musician, homeless, guitarist, pet cat, drug addict, singer, brat, moral transformation, addiction, pets ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.8
 389
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, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, human spirit, friendship, starting over, hopes, redemption, dog movie, car accident, mother daughter relationship, dog, loss of wife, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, americana, baseball, dog, family, child's point of view, lifestyle, youth, world war two, coming of age, dog movie ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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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, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, interracial relations, racism, school, against the odds, prisoner of war camp, great depression, bittersweet, opposites attract ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 74K
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: father daughter relationship, coming of age, friendship, family relations, single parent, makeup artist, family, young heroes, parents and children, small town, mortician, starting over ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 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, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, animal life, family relations, disorder, small town life, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, friends, culture clash, disability, lifestyle change, handicapped, redemption, starting over, human relationship, french ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 557
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, friendship, parents and children, bittersweet, family problems, hopes, family, single parent, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: cat, dealing with death, pets, animal life, veterinarian, family, family life, afterlife, adventure, terminal illness, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%