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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, heartbreaking, sad, uplifting, gloomy, serious, realistic, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, friends, loyalty, family, death, pets, human animal relationship, loneliness, loss of friend, animals, life & death, goodhearted, loss of family member, win over, animal training, loss of loved one, sacrifice, coping, husband wife relationship, love, dog movie, life philosophy, devotion, newspaper reporter ...
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, dog, runaway and death mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Hachi: A Dog's Tale: A Dog's Purpose (2017), Hachi-ko (1987), Marley & Me (2008), Max (2015), Red Dog (2011). 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, sweet, sentimental, melancholic, sad ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, life & death, human animal relationship, dog movie, transformation, happy ending, adaptation, talking animals, police dog, love ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s, 2010s
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100%
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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: sincere, clever, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, dog, pets, dog movie, dog actor, waiting, loyalty
Time: 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 138K
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, humorous, feel good, sad ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, family, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, lifestyle, troublemaker, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 24K
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, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: dog, teenage life, youth, friendship, adventure, pets, escapades, betrayal, rescue, family, family bonds, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 16K
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: based on true events, sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, pets, human animal relationship, friends, animal life, obsessive quest, family, on the road, wilderness, ambition, death, australian outback ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.8
 358
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, haunted by the past, hopes, family, dealing with death, friends, redemption, starting over, friendship, human spirit, cat, bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: child illness, friendship, postman, letter, cancer, god, family, family in crisis, suburbs, family life, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 21K
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, young heroes, hopes, human spirit, animal life, trap, summer, boy, destiny, mother son relationship, heroes, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, emotional, inspirational, sweet ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, parents and children, single parent, actor, death, funeral, human nature, artists and showbiz, widow, rehearsal, doctor ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, sweet, sincere, scenic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, lost dog, animal life, veteran, avalanche, homelessness, adventure, best friends, mountain, family, search, gay couple ...
Place: colorado, new mexico, denver colorado
⇓ 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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, cat, wilderness, pets, talking animals, fish out of water, journey, adventure, survival, family, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cross country, usa, nevada, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 64K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, 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
Plot: human animal relationship, social worker, freedom, killer whale, friendship, captivity, animal training, adventure, animal life, rescue, animals, ocean or sea ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ 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, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, moral dilemma, childhood, lawyer, family drama, parenthood, cancer, hospital, relationships, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 9K
Black Beauty (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: horse, pets, family, adventure, friendship, injustice, friends, animal life, hopes, getting home, courage, big city ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, lion, cheetah, wild animal, bully, coming of age, adventure, family, friendship, adolescence, kids and family, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 285
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, realistic, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, disability, starting over, misfit, youth, pets, human spirit, young heroes, hopes, dealing with death, family, optimism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: 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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, family, animal actor, adoption, pets, youth, family relations, friends, small town, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: puppy, mistrust, instructor, elderly, friends, animal training, family relations, golden years, hopes, temperamental, animal life, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: village, cat, veterinarian, pets, animal life, dealing with death, family, friendship, parents and children, afterlife, youth, adoption ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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
Plot: friendship, loneliness, imaginary, childhood, loss of friend, escape from reality, magical, classmates, social misfits, secret, tragic event, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, adoption, dealing with death, family, friends, family relations, pets, animal life, countryside, caretaker, dog, pneumonia ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: prison, dog, coming of age, against the odds, racism, school, great depression, parents and children, heist, opposites attract, youth, countryside ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, animal life, friends, escapades, obsessive quest, getting home, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.5
 844
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, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town, friends, small town life, young heroes, hopes, family relations, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 90K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, 9/11, life changing experience, haunted by the past, dealing with death, tragic event, friends, character change, loss of loved one, family, childhood memory, loss of spouse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 90
Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, animal life, teenage life, family relations, friends, young at heart, family, human animal relationship, horse, horse actor, girl horse relationship
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family, friends, family relations, orphan, family life, social differences, nanny, friendship, parents and children, contests and competitions, countryside, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, parents and children, young heroes, animal life, family life, coming of age, horse riding, horse, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ 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: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, friendship, parents and children, family in crisis, family, family problems, pets, nursing, family life, friends, coming of age, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%