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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad, uplifting, motivational, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, animals, life & death, loyalty, friends, pets, family, human animal relationship, loneliness, loss of friend, death, goodhearted, loss of family member, animal training, love, loss of loved one, life philosophy, dealing with death, win over, sacrifice, dog movie, devotion, family relations, waiting ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, 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 feel good films with plots about family, friends, friendship, family relations, dog, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Hachi: A Dog's Tale: Hachi-ko (1987), A Dog's Purpose (2017), Max (2015), Free Willy (1993), Marley & Me (2008). 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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, clever
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, dog, bittersweet, pets, owner dog relationship, dog movie, loyalty, waiting, dog actor
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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: sad, touching, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, police dog, life & death, animals, human animal relationship, dog movie, transformation, happy ending, adaptation, talking animals, love ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 90s, 70s, 2010s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 25K
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%
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, fish out of water, journey, wounded animal, survival, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 68K
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, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, freedom, adventure, killer whale, social worker, friendship, happy ending, captivity, animals, animal training, rescue, animal life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 144K
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: sentimental, touching, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, newlyweds, couples, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, lost dog, pets, adventure, best friends, animal life, veteran, homelessness, pitbull, road trip, human animal relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, denver colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: human animal relationship, pets, dog, obsessive quest, friends, animal life, on the road, family, ambition, wilderness, mine, grief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, tear jerker ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: family relations, family, nanny, orphan, contests and competitions, ambition, performer's life, friends, friendship, parents and children, social differences, family life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 115K
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: cat, farm, horse, heroism, friendship, dog, piglet, talking animals, prejudice, farmer, underdog, animal life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 60K
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, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, rescue, survival, expedition, adventure, dog sled, pets, pilot, scientist, snow, wilderness, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: antarctica, new zealand, oregon, pasadena california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ 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: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, christian film, 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%
 5.8
 379
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: uplifting, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, human spirit, friendship, starting over, hopes, redemption, dog movie, dog, mother daughter relationship, car accident, loss of wife, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 9K
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, animal abuse, animal life, getting home, hopes, human animal relationship, farm, animal rights ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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, mother daughter relationship, family drama, cancer, sick child, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, parenthood, childhood, family relations, child illness, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 22K
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, dolphins, hopes, young heroes, animal life, human spirit, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, 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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, cheetah, family relations, bully, adventure, adventurer, adolescence, escapades, youth, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 312
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, uplifting, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disability, starting over, friendship, girl horse relationship, youth, young heroes, pets, wounded animal, optimism, friends, family, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: 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: sentimental, touching, 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%
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, anthology
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adoption, friendship, dealing with death, pets, family, animal life, friends, family relations, countryside, pneumonia, dog movie, loyalty ...
Time: victorian, 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, serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, getting home, obsessive quest, escapades, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 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, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, interracial relations, racism, school, against the odds, great depression, prisoner of war camp, bittersweet, countryside ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 71K
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: coming of age, makeup artist, friendship, family relations, father daughter relationship, single parent, family, young heroes, starting over, parents and children, small town, mortician ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, social misfits, loneliness, fantasy world, classmate, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, rescue, animal rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, heroes, small town life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, christmas, pets, boy dog relationship, dog, family relations, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ 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: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: pets, dealing with death, animal life, cat, veterinarian, family, family life, afterlife, adventure, terminal illness, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 19K
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, lifestyle, youth, world war two, coming of age, dog movie, child's point of view ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 541
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, family problems, friendship, parents and children, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 908
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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, orphan, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, young heroes, small town life, friends, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%