Movies like Red Dog

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Red Dog (2011)
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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, touching, realistic, serious, based on true events
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, pets, friends, obsessive quest, family, on the road, ambition, wilderness, mine, animal life, death, grief, mourning, australian outback, multiple storylines, escapades, love, dancing, travel, train, cat, motorcycle, blonde, beach ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Red Dog

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and sentimental films with plots about family, dog, friendship, friends, animal life, family relations and pets mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Red Dog: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Tracks (2013), Big Miracle (2012), A Dog's Way Home (2019), The Incredible Journey (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, friends, loneliness, loss of friend, human animal relationship, animals, death, life & death, pets, family ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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75%
 7.1
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Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, scenic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, adventure, solitude, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, human spirit, journey, outback, camel, self discovery, travel ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
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Big Miracle (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: animal rescue, rescue, whale, environmentalism, reporter, cold war, journalism, media, volunteer, love and romance, escapades, ocean ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: alaska, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, puppy, animals, pitbull, lost dog, pets, adventure, best friends, pet dog, animal life, veteran, homelessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, denver colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Incredible Journey (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, on the road, animal life, friends, hopes, survival, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 428
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, starting over, friendship, human spirit, hopes, redemption, car accident, dog, mother daughter relationship, loss of wife, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Red Dog: True Blue (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Explores the early events leading up to Red Dog's discovery on the road to Dampier, and his ultimate rise from ordinary dog to Australian legend.
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, australian outback, lost dog, australian, cooking, animal protagonist, letter, superstition, grandfather, child protagonist, dog training ...
Time: year 1969
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 156K
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 ...
Style: touching, sad, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, family, pets, friendship, couple relations, family relations, marriage, parenthood, journalist, couples, family life, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parents and children, friendship, contests and competitions, family, friends, animal life, family relations, pets, father son relationship, dog, jealousy, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, animals, dog, survival, friendship, family, rescue, youth, on the run, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 20K
My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, friendship, lifestyle, small town, americana, baseball, family, child's point of view, youth, world war two, coming of age, childhood memory ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, oxford university, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: human animal relationship, cat, street musician, homeless, guitarist, singer, pet cat, drug addict, addiction, moral transformation, friendship, pets ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Finding Rin Tin Tin (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of the legendary German Shepherd who was found by American pilot Lee Duncun in France during World War I, and later became the most famous animal star in Hollywood history.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, escapades, rising to stardom, pets, family relations, world war one, german shepherd, save the day, daring rescue, filmmaking, animal life, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: dog, cat, adventure, wilderness, friendship, talking animals, pets, beautiful scenery, fish out of water, journey, survival, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ 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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dolphins, veterinarian, animal life, rescue, friendship, family, youth, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, puppy, family, talking dog, pets, nothing goes right, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, friends, family relations, youth, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Scotland 1865, An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, anthology
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dealing with death, pets, family relations, animal life, friends, friendship, adoption, countryside, caretaker, cemetery, pneumonia ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenage boy fights to save the Spirit Bear.
Style: sincere, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: environmentalism, bear, wilderness, fighting the system, human spirit, heroic mission, youth, obsessive quest, politics, society, escapades, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, friendship, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, family life, pets, mischievous children, disorder, parents and children, reincarnation, youth, adoption, animal life, family relations ...
Place: usa, new york
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20%
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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, humorous, sentimental, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, golden retriever, sport team, ambition, friendship, rivalry, family relations, best friends, contests and competitions, pets, sport, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Golden Christmas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a magical summer together, a nine-year-old boy whispers his heart into the ear of a best friend. With a loyal, golden dog by their side, the boy and girl bury a time capsule of keepsakes then they go their separate ways. Years later, looking ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, christmas, family, starting over, getting home, pets, parent grown child relationship, dog, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, realtor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, light, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: dog, romance, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, family, hopes, single parent, pets, friendship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: realistic, inspirational, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, family relations, nasa, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.7
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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, funny, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, family, pets, children, family relations, saint bernard dog, parents and children, nothing goes right, animal actor, family life, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
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Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family, youth, family relations, friends, animal life, young at heart, stepfather, wealthy family, white horse, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
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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, touching, breathtaking, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, survival, rescue, expedition, dog sled, adventure, pilot, pets, wilderness, snow, husky dog, scientist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, new zealand, pasadena california, oregon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: family, animal life, chihuahua, adventure, dog, rescue, friendship, pets, getting home, lifestyle, on the road, police dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, usa, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This was going to be the first year that Marshal Middle School was not going to have a dance team. All that changes when the new Biology teacher, Ms. Bartlett, agrees to be the coach. Now the girls need to prove that they are ready to compete and ...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cheerleader, against the odds, school, dancer's life, working class, ambition, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, contests and competitions, family, cheerleading, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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
Plot: christmas, adoption, boy dog relationship, dog, pets, family relations, family, animal shelter, animals, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%