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The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003)
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The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a storm washes a canoe bearing an infant boy ashore upon a small South Pacific island, he is at first well-received as a gift from the heavens, even to the point of the tribal chief adopting him as a successor. However, with time as hardships are blamed upon Tama (as he is named), he is finally outcast to live with the poorest people on the island, Mahana and her drunken father. Mahana is considered homely and undesirable, but Tama feels differently, so when he is old enough to build a craft to sail away, he vows to return for her one day. A lucky stroke brings him to land upon the island of the legendary Johnny Lingo, the wealthiest trader in the islands, and after years of service to him, Tama has learned much about life and himself as he dreams of honoring his pledge to Mahana.
Style: exciting, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: island, adventure, friendship, tragic love, starting over, young heroes, youth, heroes, orphan, family life, adoption, social misfits, escapades, village, injustice, babies and infants, self esteem, ocean, family, ocean or sea, friends, family relations, village life, unfulfilled love, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, feel good, humorous and exciting films with plots about adventure, family, youth, friends, friendship, young heroes and family relations mostly in Family, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Legend of Johnny Lingo: Elephant Tales (2006), Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006), Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967), Vicky the Viking (2009), Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Elephant Tales (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tale of two elephant brothers, Tutu and Zef, in search of their mother, and the menagerie of wild creatures they encounter along the way. Just days after the birth of baby elephant Tutu, human hunters arrive late at night and decimate the herd. ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, sincere, touching, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: animal life, adventurer, mischievous children, orphan, rescue, danger, escapades, family life, righting the wronged, adventure, getting home, elephant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
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Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It is the story of an average, popular American teenager named Wendy Wu who discovers that in order to win the coveted crown she must first learn the way of the warrior. Wendy Wu has a one track mind, and that track leads directly to the title of ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, follow your dream, obsessive quest, teenage life, self discovery, ambition, friendship, life turned upside down, youth, obsession, family life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
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K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Kassie and her friends stumble across an old, broken pocket watch they begin an unexpected journey to unlock the secret of the legendary Garrison Gold. They'll have to solve riddles and follow clues to find the lost treasure. With the help ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, best friends, escapades, youth, young heroes, pets, journey, friendship, rivalry, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A heartwarming Disney classic in which a cougar, who was rescued as a cub and raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest, reverts back to his natural instincts, leading to hilarious (and dangerous) consequences.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, wilderness, orphan, pets, cougar, adventure, family, family relations, friends, disorder, dangerous animal, getting home ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Vicky the Viking (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Vicky is a viking-boy who lives with his parents Halvar and Ylva in the small village Flake. He is a typical viking boy, but rather fearful. He is also not very strong but smart. One day he sails with the grown up vikings out to the sea and to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, light
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Plot: adventure, viking, vikings, village, rescue, young heroes, danger, youth, parents and children, family, dare, competition ...
Time: middle ages
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Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A family's adventure to save one of their own - their beloved pet duck.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, young heroes, adventure, heroes, rescue, pets, youth, danger, family life, brother brother relationship, smuggling, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
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Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
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Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, animal life, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, youth, danger, pets, father son relationship ...
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Place: florida, usa
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Swindle (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on Gordon Korman's book 'Swindle,' this movie is about a boy named Griffin who finds a valuable multi-million dollar baseball card. After accidentally selling the card for a million dollar loss, he enlists the help of his best ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, youth, escapades, partners, cons and scams, swindle, friends, family, best friends, child spy, cheerleader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
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Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
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Bear with Me (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned bear cub is adopted by little Emily and her family. They name the cub Masha, raise her and release her back into the wild. Three years go by, and Emily is lost deep in the forest. Cold, frightened and alone in the darkness, she falls and ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sincere
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Secret of Arkandias (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Theo, not the most popular boy at his school, dreams of escaping the dreary everyday life, experiencing adventure and accomplishing great heroic deeds. His dream seems to be fulfilled when, one day, he finds a very old and magical book in the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, best friends, youth, escapades, young heroes, supernatural, teenage life, friendship, magic, heroes, magical potion, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
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Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting
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Joey (1997)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
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Duration: 71 min.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing
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Lassie (1994)
Genre: Family, Adventure
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
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Swallows and Amazons (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK
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Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious
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Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The adventures of Golden Retriever pup Napoleon and his friend, the parrot Birdo Lucci.
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Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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28%
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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28%
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
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Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, exciting, serious
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27%
Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jett Jackson, who is the star of Silverstone, is considering quitting Silverstone when it is given a three year extension. During the filming of the last episode, Jett is accidently sucked into Silverstone's world when a prop malfunctions. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized, exciting
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27%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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26%
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Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, suspense
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Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
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Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
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26%
V8 - Die Rache des Nitros (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of friends got into a big trouble and they will try to do anything to get away with it.
Style: realistic, humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating
Audience: pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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