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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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sweet, sentimental, clever, twist ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mexican american, parrot, research, thief, girl, adventure, family, friendship, on the road, anti heroes, pets, animal life, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, friends, young heroes, rescue, teaching the ways of the world, wish come true, road trip, stutterer, research laboratory, talking bird, mariachi band ...
Time: 90s
Place: cross country, new jersey, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and touching films with plots about adventure, family, friends, friendship, animal life, rescue and disorder mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Paulie: Buddy (1997), Born to Be Wild (1995), Bingo (1991), Andre (1994), Barney's Great Adventure (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, fish out of water, cat, wilderness, survival, journey, adventure, getting home, family, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, zoo, socialite, gorilla, chimpanzee, family, pets, urban, teaching the ways of the world, adventure, estate, animal life ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, mischievous children, on the road, laboratory, youth, dangerous animal, juvenile delinquency, pets, on the run, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.8
 2K
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, not serious, feel good, touching, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, on the road, adventure, family, rescue, best friends, friendship, pets, pet, animal life, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, rescue, family, coming of age, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, school, young heroes, getting home, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
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, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, countryside, anti heroes, mischievous children, young heroes, chase, rescue, friendship, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.9
 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: on the road, family, rescue, friendship, anti heroes, countryside, best friends, country music, mischievous children, social misfits, underdog, young heroes ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Monkey Trouble (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, semi serious, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: monkey, family, mischievous children, adventure, friendship, adoption, single parent, thief, pet shop, sibling relationship, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friends, ship, killer whale, whale, friendship, adventure, family, best friends, ocean or sea, rescue, survival, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, family, espionage, kidnapping, family life, adventure, fish out of water, anti heroes, friendship, mischievous children, odd couple, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, awful, idiotic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, animal life, adventure, pets, urban, rescue, friendship, couples, on the road, getting home, danger, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 57K
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, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pets, family, saint bernard dog, puppy, rescue, anti heroes, suburbs, heroes, disorder, dog, mischievous children, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, train ride, ritual, rescue, dog, little girl, family, adventure, getting home, pet, friendship, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, scotland, glasgow scotland, scottish highlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, rescue, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, friends, goofy hero, animal life, misfit, family relations, elephant ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 15K
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, killer whale, whale, adventure, family, island, rescue, ocean or sea, rock, human animal relationship, siblings relations, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 252
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, young heroes, school, rescue, in the woods, save the day, adventure, friendship, fish out of water, misfit, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 3K
Air Buddies (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, pets, best friends, mischievous children, puppy, millionaire, kidnapping, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, daring rescue, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 1K
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, hurricane, adventure, family, young heroes, friends, boat, florida keys, ocean or sea, opposites attract, friendship, plague ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Beethoven's 5th (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Sara takes Beethoven to spend summer vacation with wacky Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous canine "digs up" the missing clue to a legendary hidden fortune of Rita and Moe ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, best friends, small town, young heroes, family, rescue, friendship, family life, fish out of water, escapades, heroes, partners ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a sly magician casts a spell so that he can buy Goldy, the last Golden Bear, Jesse runs away with her pet. Hiding deep in the heart of the forest, the youngster meets a 'Ghostman' who believes all animals should be free.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, exciting, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, wilderness, family, animal life, escapades, adventure, heroes, rivalry, barefoot, circus, gold rush, bear ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure when Walt Disney presents The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings). Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, americana, nosebleed, lynch mob, lesson, wanted man, bloodhound, reflection in water, adventure, family, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 2K
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, dog, family, small town, mischievous children, adoption, young heroes, animal actor, adventure, friendship, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 444
Joey (1997)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey when it is caught and taken to Sydney. Linda, the young daughter of the U.S. Ambassador is helping Billy in his task.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, family, on the road, young heroes, adventure, rescue, friendship, family life, youth, babies and infants, orphan, kidnapping ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal Brinway are dubbed "Stinkers" by him. On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion called Slappy doesn't feel too good there, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: school, rescue, best friends, ocean or sea, dedicated educator, adventure, family, mischievous children, underdog, young heroes, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, bed, family, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, fish out of water, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: feel good, serious, realistic, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, dog, wilderness, cat, family, on the road, pets, friendship, getting home, bear, obsessive quest, animal life ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 23K
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, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, pets, against the odds, adoption, friendship, friends, small town, fish out of water, dentist, puppets, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, best friends, family, mischievous children, adventure, odd couple, single parent, young heroes, getting home, rescue, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, single parent, rescue, friendship, family, opposites attract, romance, best friends, adventure, mischievous children, marine biologist, odd couple ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Paper Brigade (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy named Gunther moves to a small town with his parents and little brother. He meets up with a group of overly charitable paper boys who want him to sub for their friend while he's out of town. Gunther agrees so he can get enough ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: anti heroes, adventure, small town, small town life, good versus evil, youth, heroes, friends, bicycle, paperboy, waitress, swimming pool ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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