Movies like Hotel for Dogs

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Hotel for Dogs (2009)
 5.4
 22K
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But the kids have to do some quick thinking to keep the cops off their tails.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, realistic, semi serious, toilet humor, sweet, whimsical, fairy tale ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: animal lover, siblings relations, orphan, mischievous children, pets, young heroes, puppy, dog movie, family relations, friends, abandoned hotel, foster home, pitbull, husky dog, youth, adoption, family, hotel, secret place, interracial friendship, disorder, chihuahua, pug, dog, animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, antarctica, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Hotel for Dogs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and entertaining films with plots about family, family relations, disorder, dog, youth, friends and mischievous children mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Hotel for Dogs: Bingo (1991), Yours, Mine & Ours (2005), Annie (2014), Beethoven (1992), Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, animal life, pets, escapades, dog movie, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral Frank Beardsley returns to New London to run the Coast Guard Academy, his last stop before a probable promotion to head the Guard. A widower with eight children, he runs a loving but tight ship, with charts and salutes. The kids long for a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, mischievous children, large family, siblings relations, family life, family relations, blended family, parents and children, opposites attract, eccentric family, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
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Annie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, adoption, family, foster child, parents and children, hopes, friends, dancing, rich and poor, billionaire, rags to riches, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 66K
Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, family, children, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, family relations, rescue, suburbs, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ray and Sal, two orphaned sisters, adopt and hide a Great Dane puppy from their two adopted parents living in a luxury downtown New York apartment that expressely forbids dogs.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, mischievous children, pets, family life, parents and children, reincarnation, animal life, disorder, youth, adoption, siblings relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fall into puppy love with “the world’s worst dog”, who now has a frisky voice and an attitude to match. Join Marley for his mischievous puppy years, as he and his summer pal, Bodie Grogan, wreak havoc on a neighborhood dog contest. Marley ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, pets, puppy, talking dog, family, nothing goes right, family relations, friends, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, youth, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, young heroes, youth, friendship, teachers and students, parents and children, family life, disorder, friends, yo yo, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 36K
Old Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: camp, family relations, best friend, fish out of water, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, comic violence, brother sister relationship, twins, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, tokyo, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Treasure Buddies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them halfway across the world to the ruins of ancient Egypt. With the help of some exotic new friends, this epic adventure is a treasure trove of pure Buddy fun. In a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, adventure, friendship, animal life, young heroes, save the day, treasure hunt, escapades, danger, uninhibited rivalry, legends and myths, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Babysitters Beware (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Danny Parker is a good kid who loves his parents. But they have to go out on business dinners all the time, leaving him stuck with a sitter. It's not so bad when it's his favorite babysitter, Janelle but he also gets stuck ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: nanny, family relations, when the parents are away, parents and children, mischievous children, disorder, little boy, save the day, friendship, rivalry, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.8
 167
I Heart Shakey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, family, pets, parents and children, friends, disorder, youth, mischievous children, dog, friendship, escapades, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.9
 549
Cool Dog (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jimmy lives in the tranquil town of Eagle Rock, Louisiana, with his father, stepmother and his best friend Rainy, a German Shepherd. When Jimmy's father gets a promotion, the family must relocate to an apartment in New York City that has a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: forceful separation, pets, on the road, friendship, save the day, disorder, family life, road trip, dog movie, farce, silly humor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, touching, light, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, siblings relations, children, mischievous children, dog, family, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, farce, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 523
Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: All Ira Finkelstein wants for Christmas is...Christmas. Unfortunately, his parents are sending him to Florida to be with his Grandparents. Ira's spirit soars as he manages to land in Christmas Town, USA, instead.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, follow your dream, disorder, mischievous children, youth, switching roles, parents and children, family relations, friends, family, hopes, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beethoven's Big Break (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to stardom. However, a trio of unscrupulous ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: filmmaking, pets, dog, disorder, danger, rescue, fish out of water, hollywood, adventure, odd couple, mischievous children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beethoven's 4th (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The family is pleasantly surprised and puzzled when Beethoven suddenly becomes obedient. Turns out it's a prince and the pauper scenario, with the real Beethoven now living with a pompous rich family.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: family relations, dog, youth, fish out of water, parents and children, mistaken identity, animal life, disorder, escapades, partners, pets, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, siblings relations, childhood, family relations, job interview, parents and children, friends, mischievous children, young heroes, bad luck, school, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.0
 938
Hounded (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager ends up being hounded by a well-groomed and seemingly cute and tiny dog that actually turns out to be a nightmare of a beast.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage boy, dog, mischievous children, teenage life, eccentric family, young heroes, adventure, nothing goes right, family life, disorder, youth, pets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 4.4
 822
Mr. Troop Mom (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Public Defender Eddie is a widower with a 13 year-old daughter, Naomi. A classic workaholic, Eddie has been M.I.A. for most of Naomi's big moments. But when an unfortunately timed accident gives Eddie the opportunity to become the "Team ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, family, family life, treasure hunt, camp, friends, siblings relations, youth, family relations, in the woods, summer camp, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Chilly Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Bobby Cole and his dog Chilly are best friends, living happily in their Southern California beach house. But when Bobby's father Patrick (C. Thomas Howell), a single parent and police detective, accepts a job in New York City, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, christmas, dog, family relations, disorder, parents and children, crimes, youth, father son relationship, best friends, single parent, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Bannister family including former K-9 police hero Zeus (voiced by Mario López) is back, and this time they're spending their holidays at a beautiful Rocky Mountain resort. But toss in an unexpected visit from cocky Uncle Randy (Casper Van ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, light
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, animal life, save the day, pets, family relations, christmas movie, christmas, dog, adventure, destiny, holiday, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Beethoven's 2nd (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Beethoven is back -- and this time, he has a whole brood with him now that he's met his canine match, Missy, and fathered a family. The only problem is that Missy's owner, Regina, wants to sell the puppies and tear the clan apart. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: pets, puppy, dog, rescue, family relations, family, adventure, nothing goes right, heroes, danger, love and romance, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: montana, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Beethoven's 5th (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Sara takes Beethoven to spend summer vacation with wacky Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous canine "digs up" the missing clue to a legendary hidden fortune of Rita and Moe ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, dog, friendship, family life, partners, escapades, heroes, chase, adventure, family, youth, best friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, social misfits, high school life, teenage life, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, friends, family, diary, middle school, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bailey's Billion$ (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sweet and savvy talking golden retriever, Bailey, is one doggone lucky pooch when his devoted owner, Constance Pennington, leaves him her entire billion-dollar fortune. Bailey is lucky, that is, until he becomes the target of an elaborately-designed ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: inheritance, talking dog, pets, friendship, cons and scams, animal life, danger, mischievous children, rescue, getting home, family relations, dog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Monkey Trouble (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dodger, a criminal monkey, belongs to a crooked street performer but escapes his life of crime only to end up in the arms of Eva, an innocent little girl whose mother has no idea that her daughter is harboring a fugitive.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: monkey, family, adventure, friendship, child in peril, disorder, animal life, cons and scams, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, heist, when the parents are away ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a 10-year-old girl Dawn Haley whose sibling rivalry with her three brothers is heightened by the fact that they are quadruplets.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sibling rivalry, siblings relations, mischievous children, favoritism among siblings, family life, disorder, youth, family relations, parents and children, family, child
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 4K
Good Boy! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.
Style: sentimental, entertaining, thought provoking, tense, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: talking dog, outer space, dog, friendship, space and aliens, pets, space travel, human animal relationship, mission, mentor, benign alien, family ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, father daughter relationship, single father, dog, mischievous children, friendship, loneliness, pets, family relations, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Puppy mayhem turns the lives of newlywed Chihuahua parents Papi and Chloe upside down when their rambunctious, mischievous puppies present one challenge after another. But when their human owners end up in trouble, the tiny pups will stop at nothing ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, teens
Plot: family, police dog, animal life, pets, family life, eccentric family, family relations, couples, disorder, silly humor, farce, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%