Movies like Hugo the Hippo

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Hugo the Hippo (1975)
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Hugo the Hippo (1975)
Original name: Hugó, a víziló
Genre: Animation, Family, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Sultan of Zanzibar has a harbor infested with sharks, which makes it impossible for ships to trade with him. In an attempt to fix the problem, he brings twelve hippos into the harbor to keep the sharks away. His idea works well enough, but once the hippos are no longer a novelty and the people no longer feed them, they begin to starve. After the hungry hippos rampage through the city looking for food, Aban-Khan, the king's adviser, slaughters all the hippos except one, a little hippo named Hugo. Source Wikipedia
Style: cult film, psychedelic
Plot: shark, hippopotamus, slaughterhouse, animals, magician, wild animal, storm, massacre, garden, fruit, underwater, vegetable, surrealism, human animal relationship, cloud, sole survivor, struck by lightning, underwater scene, animal, sultan, singing
Place: africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, touching and light films with plots about friendship, family, friends, adventure, escapades, animals and heroes mostly in Animation, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Hugo the Hippo: Hokus Pokus Alfons Åberg (2013), Charlotte's Web (1973), Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2005), Izzie's Way Home (2016), The Land Before Time (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hokus Pokus Alfons Åberg (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Albert thinks he is old enough to get a dog, as he's now seven. He tries to convince dad that he's not too young, even if he has an imaginary best friend to help him solve his problems. He gets new hope, when he gets to know a magician. ...
Plot: dog, female director, friendship, honesty, imaginary friend, responsibility, magician
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Charlotte's Web (1973)
Genre: Animation, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, rescue, animal human communication, heroic mission, spider, pets, heroes, danger, friends who live together, compassion, farm, misunderstanding ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2005)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dare to be square! In a world where "The only good pumpkins are round pumpkins!" SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN is often teased by the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. Soon, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, contemplative
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, halloween, young heroes, social misfits, friends, family, misfit, farm, insect, scarecrow, surrealism, anthropomorphism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Izzie's Way Home (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Country: USA, Australia, India, Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A constantly picked-on aquarium fish escapes her yacht home, unaware of the dangers that await her in the open ocean. With the help of other misfit sea creatures, she learns not only how to brave the perils of the deep, but how to be true to herself.
Plot: underwater scene, aquarium, underwater, shark
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: In this My Little Pony adventure, a horned filly named Rarity is busy learning how to create the first rainbow of the season so that she can become a princess of Unicornia. But before she can learn her lesson, her curiosity lands her far from home.
Plot: unicorn, anthropomorphism, pony, princess, rainbow, dragon, magic wand
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Land Before Time (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 69 min.
Story: An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, ...
Style: feel good, touching, colourful, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, disney, friendship, tyrannosaurus rex, survival, family, babies and infants, natural disaster, rescue, wilderness, talking animals ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Shark Bait (2006)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 77 min.
Story: After losing everything, a young fish, Pi, goes to live with his family on the Reef. There he meets the love of his life but finds that she already has the unwanted affections of a bully shark. He must follow his destiny to save her and rid the Reef ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, captivating, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, destiny, fall in love, cons and scams, rescue, adventure, parents and children, heroic mission, family relations, animal life, disorder, bait ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Jungle Bunch: The Movie (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 58 min.
Story: "The Jungle Bunch" is the exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he's a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in search of "The Great Tiger Warrior" to defend their ...
Style: 3d animation, feel good, humorous, light, captivating
Plot: animals, wild animal, jungle, fight, animal, musical number, tiger, ape, dragonfly, egg, gorilla, penguins ...
Place: africa, antarctic, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Henry & Me (2014)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Henry & Me tells the courageous story of Jack (AUSTIN WILLIAMS), a brave young boy who is dealt a life changing blow. Low on confidence and filled with self-doubt, hope seems lost until a mysterious stranger named Henry (RICHARD GERE) ...
Plot: baseball, surrealism, children, butt naked
Place: new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Tarzan (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the ...
Style: touching, captivating, feel good, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: jungle, disney, love and romance, orphan, adoption, adventure, friendship, monkey, animals, ape man, tarzan, animal life ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: africa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, dog, disney, animal life, fox, animals, adventure, rescue, reconciliation, best friends, friends, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Ringing Bell (1978)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Chirin is an innocent though adventurous young lamb whose carefree life on the farm comes to an abrupt end when a wolf murders his mother. Confused and angry, Chirin pursues the wolf into the mountains, seeking revenge. The laws of nature are ...
Style: cult film
Plot: revenge, anthropomorphism, coming of age, tragedy, bird, rabbit, outcast, determination, wolf, mountain, orphan, wolf attack ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Mouse and His Child (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Mouse and his child (the two parts of a single small wind-up toy), go on a quest to become "self-winding".
Style: cult film, 2d animation, philosophical
Plot: toy, toys, journey, casino, father son relationship, gangster, philosophy, tree, death, dog, frozen lake, badger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Our Friend, Martin (1999)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: What begins as a routine class project for a diverse group of sixth-graders turns into a magical, time-traveling adventure they'll never forget! Authentic historical footage of Martin Luther King Jr. is blended with colorful animation as the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, human spirit, folk hero, society, adventure, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, leadership, family, teleportation, friends ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, South Korea, India
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The adventures of a young Trumpeter swan who cannot speak. With the help of a human boy and the love of his family and friends, Louie discovers his own unique talents which help him find his place in the world.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, 2d animation
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: animal protagonist, swan, obsessive quest, friendship, disorder, fish out of water, fall in love, love and romance, animal, animals, trumpet, friends ...
Place: canada, boston, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Dory's Reef Cam (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Dive into the waters below and watch the aquatic wildlife from the world of Nemo and Dory.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, light
Audience: kids
Plot: shark, beautiful scenery, adventure, videotaping, octopus, animals, anthropomorphism, talking animals, fish, ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Ben Hur (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the first century A.D., Judah Ben-Hur is a young Hebrew prince who is thrown into slavery by the Romans after a tragic accident. He sets out to win his way back to his home on a heroic journey of discovery. Judah's love for a beautiful ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, human spirit, captivity, rivalry, betrayal, society, heroes, battles, redemption, getting home, hopes, family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Once Upon a Forest (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA, Taiwan, Spain, Canada, Denmark, Argentina, China
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.
Style: humorous, semi serious, 2d animation, cult film, disaster movie
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, contamination, mole, rescue, race against time, anti hero, toxic, animal life, in the woods, friends, teaching the ways of the world, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Lion King (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, UK, South Africa
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle ...
Style: psychotronic, touching, colourful, epic, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: animals, talking animals, lion, disney, kingdom, jungle, king, prince, father son relationship, redemption, wilderness, childhood trauma ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday
Style: feel good, fairy tale, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: family relations, friendship, imaginary, objects come to life, family life, escapades, youth, children, mischievous children, love, imaginary kingdom, christmas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Marona's Fantastic Tale (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: France, Romania, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marona, an innocent and empathetic little female dog, remembers the life she has shared with different masters, whom she has loved unconditionally.
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, female director, adaptation, family, destiny, society, friendship, love, adventure, female protagonist, female writer, bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Moondance Alexander (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance ...
Style: feel good, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, human spirit, against the odds, young heroes, follow your dream, obsessive quest, ambition, horse, youth, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: talking animals, friendship, lion, zebra, farce, jungle, friends, penguins, escape, survival, hippopotamus, giraffe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madagascar, africa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Heidi (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, family, danger, adventure, youth, friendship, human spirit, family life, adoption, fish out of water, nanny, mischievous children ...
Place: switzerland, germany, alps, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.5
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The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: disney, family, lion, talking animals, adventure, good versus evil, jungle, friendship, betrayal, prince, pride and honor, king ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, France, Japan, China
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Set several years after the first film, Ariel and Prince Eric are happily married with a daughter, Melody. In order to protect Melody from the Sea Witch, Morgana, they have not told her about her mermaid heritage. Melody is curious and ventures into ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: mermaid, disney, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, coming of age, good versus evil, family relations, family, adventure, ocean, danger, dream come true ...
Time: 1830s, 1850s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: While villain Grizzle plots against the Care Bears, it is up to Oopsy Bear to come to their rescue.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: family outing, kids, toddlers
Plot: adventure, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, friendship, rescue, danger, young heroes, rivalry, escapades, family, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Beloved dinosaurs Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Petrie and Ducky return in this story about the wonders of discovery that features new songs, including Donny Osmond's "No One Has to Be Alone."
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, 2d animation ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, family life, best friends, child in peril, danger, heroes, family, heroic mission, disorder, escapades ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, director, family, siblings relations, friendship, misfit, youth, contests and competitions, underdog, young heroes, artists and showbiz ...
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: feel good, sentimental, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, wolf, rivalry, dog sled, adventure, danger, daring rescue, goose, against the odds, courage, save the day, family ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1995, 90s ...
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%