Movies like Hachi: A Dog's Tale

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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
 8.1
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, heartbreaking, uplifting, serious, realistic, gloomy, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, friends, pets, family, loyalty, loneliness, human animal relationship, death, sacrifice, loss of friend, loss of loved one, goodhearted, loss of family member, husband wife relationship, animal training, win over, animals, life & death, life philosophy, devotion, dog movie, waiting, newspaper reporter, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island

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Most similar movies to Hachi: A Dog's Tale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, realistic and serious films with plots about family, friends, friendship, family relations, storytelling, runaway and death mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Hachi: A Dog's Tale: Hachi-ko (1987), A Dog's Purpose (2017), Marley & Me (2008), Max (2015), Red Dog (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, emotional, realistic, sincere, clever
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, pets, waiting, dog actor, loyalty, dog movie, dog
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sweet, melancholic, sad, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, transformation, dog movie, happy ending, adaptation, human animal relationship, life & death, animals, love, death, talking animals ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 135K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, chaos and mayhem, journalist, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, divorce, pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 24K
Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, 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, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: dog, family, teenage life, youth, friendship, pets, adventure, betrayal, rescue, escapades, family bonds, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 15K
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: pets, dog, animal life, human animal relationship, obsessive quest, on the road, friends, family, wilderness, ambition, multiple storylines, grief ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.8
 345
Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, dealing with death, human spirit, family, redemption, friendship, friends, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, loss of mother, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: child illness, letter, cancer, friendship, postman, redemption, suburbs, family, god, parents and children, family in crisis, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 20K
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: friendship, trap, human spirit, hopes, young heroes, animal life, destiny, boy, summer, mother son relationship, heroes, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ 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, 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, 1990s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ 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, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, wild animal, cheetah, lion, bully, family, friendship, adventure, adolescence, kids and family, coming of age, pets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 277
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, friendship, disability, pets, family, human spirit, optimism, hopes, youth, friends, young heroes, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, emotional, inspirational, sweet ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, parents and children, actor, human nature, single parent, widow, artists and showbiz, death, funeral, friends, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, 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 ⇓
30%
 7.6
 3K
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: dog, prison, great depression, school, coming of age, racism, against the odds, human spirit, friendship, hardship, stealing food, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 817
Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family, orphan, young heroes, small town, family relations, small town life, friends, hopes, change of heart ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: emotional, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: veterinarian, cat, village, pets, dealing with death, family, animal life, young heroes, friendship, getting home, adventure, nanny ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 873
Black Beauty (1971)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Anna Sewell's classic 1877 novel beautifully comes to life in this family drama set in England. Told from the point of view of Black Beauty himself, the story sheds light on the details surrounding the colt's birth and his perception of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, horse, adventure, friendship, family, getting home, hopes, pets, obsessive quest, human spirit, animal life, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, scotland, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family, countryside, nanny, friendship, parents and children, family life, family relations, orphan, contests and competitions, social differences, ambition, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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
Plot: friendship, loneliness, escape from reality, imaginary, social misfits, magical, childhood, loss of friend, secret, imaginary kingdom, classmates, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 5K
Born Free (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: animal rights, lion, wildlife, rifle, survival, adventure, family, pets, friends, friendship, human spirit, dead animal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 87
Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, animal life, family, friends, youth, family relations, young at heart, girl horse relationship, horse actor, horse, human animal relationship
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 62K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: social worker, killer whale, captivity, friendship, family, human animal relationship, adventure, freedom, rescue, animal life, ocean or sea, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, moral dilemma, family drama, mother daughter relationship, cancer, childhood, lawyer, parenthood, relationships, hospital, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, dealing with death, countryside, friendship, family, family relations, friends, adoption, animal life, master, shepherd, pneumonia ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, feel good, exciting, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, wilderness, cat, family, pets, on the road, friendship, getting home, bear, obsessive quest, animal life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: serious, touching, gloomy, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, pets, family, coming of age, friendship, youth, family problems, friends, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 15K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, survival, friendship, adventure, family, animal life, on the run, nature, escapades, youth, rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 525
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, young heroes, family, dealing with death, friendship, parents and children, death in the family, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 18K
My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, small town, childhood memory, americana, coming of age, family, baseball, society, youth, friends, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: mississippi, usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: young heroes, family, friendship, rich and poor, teenage life, society, orphan, uncle niece relationship, best friends, family relations, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%