Movies like Marley & Me

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Marley & Me (2008)
 7.0
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Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
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, sad, sentimental, feel good, funny, sweet, intense, humorous, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, friendship, couple relations, animals, life, family relations, parenthood, marriage, love, family life, couples, children, pregnancy, divorce, happy ending, behavior control, chaos and mayhem, puppy, trying to get pregnant, animal training, death of dog, pet owner relationship, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, ireland, usa, pennsylvania

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Most similar movies to Marley & Me

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, touching, feel good and humorous films with plots about family, family relations, dog, friendship, friends, pets and runaway mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Marley & Me: We Bought a Zoo (2011), A Dog's Purpose (2017), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), A Dog's Way Home (2019), Eight Below (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sincere, uplifting, touching, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: animals, single father, happy ending, zoo, father son relationship, countryside, starting over, beautiful scenery, parenthood, tiger, courage, family relations ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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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: touching, sentimental, sweet, sad, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dog, animals, reincarnation, talking animals, human animal relationship, police dog, life & death, transformation, happy ending, life philosophy, family, adaptation ...
Time: 2010s, 60s, 90s, 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Biography, 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, sad, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, animals, human animal relationship, loss of friend, pets, loneliness, friends, death, life & death, family ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, scenic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, puppy, animals, pets, pitbull, lost dog, adventure, pet dog, best friends, snow, veteran, homelessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, denver colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, breathtaking, touching, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: survival, dog, expedition, dog sled, rescue, adventure, pets, wilderness, snow, husky dog, disney, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: antarctica, new zealand, british columbia, canada, pasadena california ...
⇓ 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: funny, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: large family, family, family relations, teenager, parenthood, children, chaos, eccentric family, parents and children, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, feel good, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: homeless, family, orphan, single father, children, little girl, girl, destiny, daughter, lawyer, rich and poor, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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60%
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, touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: husband wife relationship, dog, pets, family problems, family life, couple relations, disorder, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, golden years, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
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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, feel good, emotional, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, family, pets, youth, rescue, animals, greed, destiny, hopes, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 937
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: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: dog, romance, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, family, hopes, single parent, pets, couples, friendship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Dog Named 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: touching, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, family, pets, clinic, homeless, therapy, war veteran, family relations, parents and children, cell, teenager, adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.3
 16K
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: talking dog, dalmatian, dog, great dane, german shepherd, husky dog, talking cat, animal life, pets, pitbull, talking animals, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
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A Dog Year (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jon Katz is close to burnout. He's a writer with writer's block; his wife has left for her sister's because he's emotionally distant; he rarely answers his phone. A kennel sends him a border collie that's undisciplined ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dog, midlife crisis, pet owner relationship, marital problem, pets, lifestyle, friendship, parents and children, deadend life, artists and showbiz, spouse leaving, animal training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, dog, adoption, boy dog relationship, pets, animal shelter, family relations, family, animals, animal life, friendship, social relations ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
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26%
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Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, friendship, family, family relations, pets, single parent, farm, coming of age, dog, teaching the ways of the world, friends, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
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Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, humorous, light, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, reincarnation, talking dog, afterlife, human becoming an animal, family relations, family life, family, getting home, death, starting over, hopes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Christmas Angel (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she scrapes by to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, workplace, fall in love, hopes, romance, couples, human spirit, family, unemployment, winter, dog, new year ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tear jerker, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dog, family, justice, life philosophy, destiny, friendship, countryside, coming of age, boy dog relationship, school, grandfather grandson relationship, drawing ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: california, flanders, antwerp, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: romantic, realistic, melancholic, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: best friends in love, friendship, sex, romance, relationship problems, family, love, love story, happy ending, relationships, parenthood, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, youth, odd couple, adventure, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, rescue, pets, mischievous children, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 250K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, light, inspirational, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: workplace, mentor, friendship, life philosophy, office, fashion, unlikely friendships, elderly, workplace situations, family, prejudice, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: playwright, writers, large family, children, single parent, love and romance, divorce, parents and children, youth, actress, single father, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, israel, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 28K
Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, small town, starting over, family relations, infidelity, family problems, couples, love, love story, happy ending, single father, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's "Christmas time" at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa because he's been a bad doggie, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American Indian called the ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, dog, friendship, family life, on the road, family relations, hopes, getting home, siblings relations, youth, family, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 18K
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: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, touching, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, pets, animal life, friends, obsessive quest, family, on the road, ambition, wilderness, multiple storylines, animals ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 37K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids, date night
Plot: adoption, custody, happy ending, opposites attract, couple relations, family relations, orphan, fashion, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Shall We Dance? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: friendship, couple relations, follow your dream, dancing, dancer's life, dance school, teachers and students, marriage, rags to riches, family, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, veterinarian, animal life, friendship, rescue, family, youth, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 429
Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance
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, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, dog, starting over, friendship, human spirit, hopes, redemption, car accident, mother daughter relationship, loss of wife, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: romantic, touching, feel good, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: loneliness, happy ending, starting over, life, radio, love, single parent, destiny, looking for love, love story, platonic, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, new york, chicago illinois, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%