Movies like Marley & Me

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Marley & Me (2008)
 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 marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, humorous, feel good, funny, intense, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, family, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, friendship, friends, couple relations, family life, couples, lifestyle, troublemaker, divorce, pregnancy, love, instructor, newlyweds, new job, newspaper, uptight character, animal training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania

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Most similar movies to Marley & Me

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and touching films with plots about family, family relations, dog, youth, pets, disorder and parents and children mostly in Family, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Marley & Me: We Bought a Zoo (2011), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), A Dog's Purpose (2017), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Marmaduke (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 128K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: starting over, happy ending, countryside, zoo, coping, responsibility, parenthood, single father, hopes, tiger, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, friends, loyalty, life & death, family, pets, animals, human animal relationship, loneliness, death, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sentimental, sad, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, dog movie, life & death, police dog, human animal relationship, transformation, happy ending, adaptation, talking animals, love ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, nothing goes right, siblings relations, prank, children, chaos, husband wife relationship, aspiring actor, large family, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.2
 13K
Marmaduke (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Phil and Debbie Winslow relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: talking dog, talking cat, nothing goes right, friends, animal life, pets, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, suburbs, family, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, cat, adventure, friendship, wilderness, pets, talking animals, fish out of water, journey, survival, family, disney ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nevada, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 340
Duke (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A homeless vet leaves his dying dog and best friend, Duke, on the doorstep of a clinic. The dedicated staff nurse Duke back to health, and then launch a campaign to locate the vet and re-unite him with his best pal.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family, pets, clinic, therapy, embarrassment, adoption, war veteran, gift, homeless, motor home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 61K
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
Plot: dog, puppy, family, pets, parents and children, nothing goes right, family life, rescue, animal rescue, saint bernard dog, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 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
Plot: dog, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, disorder, heroes, adventure, family relations, animal life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, young heroes, odd couple, against the odds, friendship, fish out of water, adoption, youth, disorder, pets, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sentimental, exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, nothing goes right, puppy, pets, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, youth, disorder, rivalry, fish out of water, ambition, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 19K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens
Plot: orphan, single father, family, friendship, rich and poor, daughter, cons and scams, urban, society, destiny, little girl, school ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family, family life, family relations, follow your dream, parents and children, power relations, journalism, youth, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 352
The Retrievers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the Lowry Family moves from New York to Placerville in California, a golden retriever comes to their house. The family starts to take care of her and the retriever, now named Pilot, has puppies. They give all of the puppies away, but later ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, animal life, family life, pets, dog, golden retriever, countryside, family, friends, overalls, puppy, lost dog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Darling Companion (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pets, couple relations, family life, family problems, disorder, parents and children, golden years, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, feel good, touching, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: pets, animal life, save the day, family, christmas movie, christmas, dog, destiny, adventure, love, holiday, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 2K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, zoo, socialite, family, adventure, pets, fish out of water, family relations, rescue, family life ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 879
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: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: teenage boy, dog, mischievous children, adventure, nothing goes right, eccentric family, teenage life, young heroes, youth, disorder, pets, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, golden retriever, dog actor, friendship, clown, pets, small town, human spirit, young heroes, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, exciting, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: single parent, best friends, christmas, dog, heroes, young heroes, parents and children, friends, family relations, crimes, family, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 2K
Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, light, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, family in crisis, parents and children, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 2K
Air Bud 3 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this second heartwarming and hilarious sequel to the popular favorite, Air Bud masters two new starring roles: soccer (real football) player and fatherhood. Loaded with laughs and cool soccer action, Buddy teams up alongside U.S. women's ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: sport, dog, ambition, friendship, rivalry, parents and children, save the day, heroes, family, teenage life, contests and competitions, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 680
Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: realistic, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, hopes, single parent, family relations, lifestyle, fall in love, family, love and romance, parents and children, pets, single mother, dog
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, funny ...
Plot: infidelity, artists and showbiz, aspiring actor, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, romance, actor's life, adultery, father son relationship, multiple storylines, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 4K
Lassie (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, train ride, dog, rescue, adventure, friendship, dog movie, animal life, parents and children, getting home, boy dog relationship, ritual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, scotland, england, yorkshire, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, disorder, youth, reincarnation, parents and children, animal life, adoption, orphan ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 19K
Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, thanksgiving, social worker, small town, family, parents and children, writer's life, single parent, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Author! Author! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: playwright, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, children, starting over, large family, actress, couples, family problems, disorder, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, light, funny, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, siblings relations, mischievous children, nothing goes right, disorder, children, family, dog, youth, family life, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 2K
Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, haunted by the past, family relations, family life, mysterious character, parents and children, friendship, youth, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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