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Paulie (1998)
 6.5
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Paulie (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a little girl who stutters. Eventually, he teaches the girl to speak correctly but is taken away by her father because he believes the girl cannot distinguish fantasy from reality because she believes the bird can talk. Paulie goes through a series of adventures with a pawn shop owner, an aging widow, a Mexican-American troubadour and a would be thief before being taken to the institute where he now lives
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, sweet, sentimental, clever, twist ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parrot, thief, research, girl, mexican american, family, adventure, friendship, on the road, friends, misfit, wish come true, pets, animal life, teaching the ways of the world, disorder, young heroes, rescue, fish out of water, road trip, anti heroes, cat, criminal, bird, burglary ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: cross country, new jersey, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, entertaining and feel good films with plots about adventure, family, friends, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Paulie: Buddy (1997), Babe: Pig in the City (1998), Andre (1994), Born to Be Wild (1995), Bingo (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, friendship, cat, wilderness, pets, talking animals, fish out of water, journey, adventure, survival, family, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, california, san francisco
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100%
 4.9
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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, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, socialite, zoo, family, adventure, family life, family relations, fish out of water, rescue, pets ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.
Style: stylized, surreal, clever, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: animals, bankruptcy, mouse, fish out of water, dog, chimpanzee, farm, pig, talking dog, family, friends, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, manhattan new york city, sydney australia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 6K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, rescue, coming of age, small town, family, school, youth, best friends, daring rescue, parents and children, young heroes, getting home ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Born to Be Wild (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: sign language, gorilla, family, adventure, friendship, juvenile delinquency, friends, family relations, dangerous animal, rescue, youth, laboratory ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
 3K
Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, not serious, satirical ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, family, adventure, friendship, pets, disorder, buddies, partners, animal life, reincarnation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.8
 2K
Gordy (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, road movie ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, on the road, rescue, pig, family, danger, heroic mission, young heroes, heroes, mischievous children, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: st. louis missouri, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friends, friendship, ship, killer whale, whale, family, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, save the day, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
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
Plot: animal life, family, adventure, pets, rescue, friendship, getting home, lifestyle, on the road, dog, couples, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: adventure, family, chase, misfit, imaginary kingdom, anti heroes, friendship, fish out of water, friends, disorder, rescue, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
For the Love of Benji (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, pets, family, friendship, mischievous children, escapades, heroes, anti heroes, save the day, daring rescue, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Monkey Trouble (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dodger, a criminal monkey, belongs to a crooked street performer but escapes his life of crime only to end up in the arms of Eva, an innocent little girl whose mother has no idea that her daughter is harboring a fugitive.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: monkey, family, adventure, adoption, friendship, disorder, pets, animal life, orphan, when the parents are away, danger, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Larger Than Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: rescue, friendship, on the road, animal life, friends, family relations, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, deception ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, puppy, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, pets, family life, rescue, animal rescue, saint bernard dog, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, family, animal actor, adoption, friendship, youth, friends, family relations, small town, pets, animal life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, horror for children, monster, family, adventure, young heroes, mischievous children, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, supernatural ability, best friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 16K
Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA, Luxembourg
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, killer whale, whale, family, adventure, island, daring rescue, young heroes, heroes, animal life, youth, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 260
Bigfoot (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The whole family will enjoy huge laughs and giant, hairy adventures with this touching tale about a big-hearted Bigfoot. Lost in the forest, he befriends three kids, Percy, Madison and Leonard, who are determined to protect him. When two local ...
Style: feel good, touching, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, young heroes, save the day, fish out of water, school, friendship, disorder, animal life, rescue, danger, youth, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.1
 24K
Snow Dogs (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, adventure, pets, friendship, against the odds, fish out of water, small town, adoption, dentist, family, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, single parent, opposites attract, rescue, adventure, family, romance, captivity, odd couple, pets, family life ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 64K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: human animal relationship, social worker, freedom, killer whale, friendship, happy ending, captivity, animal training, adventure, rescue, animal life, animals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 117K
Stuart Little (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adoption, mouse, cat, orphan, kidnapping, anthropomorphic mouse, adventure, friendship, talking animals, mischievous children, fish out of water, orphanage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 3K
Candleshoe (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action movie based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: hidden treasure, country estate, adventure, treasure hunt, butler, family, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty, mischievous children, disorder, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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: realistic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: pets, hurricane, family, adventure, coming of age, ocean or sea, friends, escapades, young heroes, heroes, plague, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Harriet the Spy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the secret notebook of a young girl who fancies herself a spy is found by her friends, her speculations make her very unpopular! Can she win her friends back?
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nanny, spy, friendship, elementary school, coming of age, notebook, binoculars, secret, family, adventure, college, disorder ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: rescue, airport, pets, family, adventure, partners, friendship, misfit, urban, odd couple, getting home, hopes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: california, canada, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 87K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: touching, sweet, humorous, entertaining, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, adventure, goofy hero, bear, fish out of water, anthropomorphic animal, jungle, kids and family, adoption, escape, disorder, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, peru, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, dog, friendship, father daughter relationship, family, family relations, friends, small town life, pets, disorder, family life, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, friends, cons and scams, misfit, mentally unstable, starting over, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: exciting, uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, getting home, animal life, pets, friends, danger, on the road ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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