Movies like The Bear 1988

If you like "The Bear" you are looking for touching, scenic and uplifting movies about / with animals, survival, wilderness, nature, bear, dog and hunting themes of Adventure, Drama and Family genre shot in France or USA.
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The Bear (1988)
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The Bear (1988)
Original name: L'Ours
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, scenic, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, light, inspirational, thought provoking, breathtaking, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animals, survival, wilderness, nature, bear, dog, hunting, friendship, orphan, forest, youth, rescue, escapades, on the run, heroic mission, hunter, children, kindness, american football, bear cub, rocky mountains, redemption, stop motion, bear attack, catastrophe ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, antarctica, british columbia

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Most similar movies to The Bear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, touching, sweet and melancholic films with plots about animals, friendship, childhood, runaway, mentor, catastrophe and survival mostly in Adventure, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Bear: Born Free (1966), Two Brothers (2004), Fly Away Home (1996), White Water Summer (1987), Duma (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Born Free (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animals, survival, lion, nature, friendship, lion cub, animal rights, pets, friends, hunting, death, indians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya
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100%
 7.0
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Two Brothers (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.
Style: emotional, compassionate, scenic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, tiger, animals, survival, destiny, animal abuse, nature, sibling relationship, getting home, captivity, coming of age, chase ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, france, indochina, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 26K
Fly Away Home (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: goose, aviation, rescue, father daughter relationship, bird, animals, single father, childhood, environmental, tragedy, against the odds, loss of mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new zealand, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
Genre: Documentary, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of two animals and their adventures. Milo, the cat, and Otis, the dog, are two animals who grew up together on the same farm. One day, the two are separated and begin a journey to find each other. The adventurous, and often perilous quest ...
Style: sweet, humorous, clever, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dog, animals, cat, pig, friendship, pug, survival, bird, pets, chase, wilderness, snake ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: nature, wilderness, survival, treasure hunt, youth, camp, family relations, mountain, bear, wolf, rocky mountains, animal life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: fictional island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: intense, sincere, exciting, suspenseful, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, coming of age, river, friendship, summer, nature, youth, camp, mountain climbing, teenager, camping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, california, usa, new york
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100%
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Duma (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Style: sweet, touching, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, animals, lion, rescue, adolescence, youth, bully, coming of age, desert, childhood, cheetah, wilderness ...
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, sad, sentimental, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, family outing, kids
Plot: dog, animals, talking animals, human animal relationship, reincarnation, life & death, happy ending, transformation, police dog, love, death, adaptation ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother ...
Style: touching, scenic, fairy tale, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: children, island, seal the animal, friendship, legend, celtic, ancient mystery, magic, young heroes, magic realism, social relations, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: ireland, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada, India, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: philosophical, visually appealing, atmospheric, motivational, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, date night ...
Plot: survival, ocean, human animal relationship, stranded, lost at sea, animals, life, hopes, life & death, beautiful scenery, survivor, journey ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, exciting, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: dog, survival, boy dog relationship, wilderness, youth, animals, kids and family, childhood, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, parents and children ...
Place: london, british columbia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fox and the Child (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl of about 10 years lives in a solitary peasant's house on the edge of the jurassic mountains in the East of France. One day in autumn, when she is on her way to school through the forest, she observes a hunting fox. Of course, the ...
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fox, little girl, forest, human animal relationship, nature, friendship, environmentalism, friends, animal life, animals, vixen, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sweet, feel good, exciting, campy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, cat, wilderness, talking animals, disney, pets, beautiful scenery, unlikely friendships, friendship, animals, childhood, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this exciting live-action adventure, young Mowgli, an orphan raised by wolves, is spotted by a scout for a giant circus. Accompanied by a cruel hunter and a snake charmer, the scout sets out to trap Mowgli. But with the help of Baloo the bear and ...
Style: humorous, intense, surreal, unusual plot structure, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, monkey, chase, circus, elephant, snake, nude, mad scientist, youth, multiple storylines, disaster, lion ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: feel good, sweet, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, whale, friendship, childhood, animals, daring rescue, rescue, greed, ecology, human animal relationship, island, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sad ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, youth, teenage life, military, betrayal, pets, family bonds, twists and turns, war, animals, friendship, runaway ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, california, iraq, texas
⇓ 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, scenic, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, animals, puppy, pitbull, pets, pet dog, snow, best friends, lost dog, animal life, homelessness, veteran ...
Time: 21st century
Place: colorado, denver colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Call of the Wild (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
Style: sincere, captivating, disturbing, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, survival, dog sled, wolf, gold rush, friendship, wolf pack, gold, grizzly bear, snow, animals, disney ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin.
Style: exciting, serious, retro
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, disney, wilderness, survival, animals, wolf, nordic, puppy love, nature, trapper, gold rush, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: yukon, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, melancholic, road movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dog, disney, cat, animals, wilderness, friendship, beautiful scenery, pets, switching places, vengeance, secrets, island ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
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34%
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Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the ...
Style: light, sweet, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: animals, childhood, missing person, family relations, rescue, escapades, parents and children, mountain, survival, coming of age, nature, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Benji the Hunted (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benji has become stranded on a remote island after a boating accident. He finds himself struggling to survive in the wilderness, avoiding close encounters with a wolf, a bear, and a territorial female cougar with her cub.
Style: humorous, sexy, light, tear jerker, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: animals, dog, disney, camp, wilderness, forest, survival, lion, unlikely friendships, adaptation, vengeance, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Far from home in the lush bamboo forests of China, ten-year-old Ryan Tyler, with the help of a young girl, goes on a wonderful journey to rescue a baby panda taken by poachers.
Style: humorous, sweet, unusual plot structure, scary, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: panda, animals, survival, family relations, coming of age, bear, parents and children, animal life, disorder, friends, on the run, adventurer ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: sweet, touching, feel good, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, pets, youth, animals, destiny, greed, friendship, hopes, family relations, disorder, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 7K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: animals, coming of age, childhood, seal the animal, friendship, orphan, youth, small town, magic, adoption, single father, runaway ...
Time: year 1962, 90s, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 2K
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 ...
Style: touching, feel good, melancholic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, youth, ocean, children, coming of age, healing power, pets, young heroes, friendship, teenage life, animals, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, humorous, unusual plot structure, dark fantasy, clever ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, cougar, friendship, animals, wilderness, fantasy world, runaway, first contact, beautiful scenery, brutality, greed, sacrifice ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: semi autobiographical, scenic, breathtaking, philosophical, harsh ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: wilderness, nature, wolf, snow, scientist, survival, mountain, animals, disney, arctic, camping, dog ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
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Big Red (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wealthy sportsman James Haggin (Walter Pidgeon) lives on a Quebec estate called Wintapi. Émile Fornet (Émile Genest), handler of Haggin's hunting dogs, and Émile's wife Therese (Janette Bertrand), Haggin's cook and housekeeper, ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, disney, animal life, youth, camp, puppy love, countryside, nature, orphan, friends, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, feel good, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, friendship, animals, whale, friends, hunting, rescue, black market, childhood, youth, mentor, ship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%