Movies like Paulie

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Paulie (1998)
 6.5
 14K
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: 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 entertaining films with plots about family, adventure, friendship, friends, happy ending, destiny and adaptation mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Paulie: Buddy (1997), Beethoven (1992), Stuart Little (1999), Babe: Pig in the City (1998), Beethoven's 5th (2003). 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, cat, adventure, friendship, wilderness, pets, talking animals, fish out of water, journey, survival, family, disney ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nevada, usa, california, san francisco
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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: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, zoo, socialite, family, adventure, pets, fish out of water, family relations, rescue, family life ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, puppy, family, pets, parents and children, nothing goes right, family life, rescue, animal rescue, saint bernard dog, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mouse, adoption, cat, adventure, orphan, kidnapping, anthropomorphic mouse, kids and family, friendship, mischievous children, fish out of water, orphanage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: animals, fish out of water, mouse, bankruptcy, dog, pig, chimpanzee, farm, talking dog, family, countryside, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, manhattan new york city, sydney australia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, young heroes, rescue, treasure hunt, pets, family life, partners, heroes, adventure, escapades, best friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 32K
102 Dalmatians (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Get ready for a howling good time as an all new assortment of irresistible animal heroes are unleashed in this great family tail! In an unlikely alliance, the outrageous Waddlesworth... a parrot who thinks he's a Rottweiler... teams up with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, chase, parole officer, prison, puppy, dalmatian, release from prison, parrot, animals, pets, family, getting home ...
Time: 2000s
Place: england, europe, tower bridge london, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, custody, family, fish out of water, fatherhood, friendship, abandoned baby, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, animal life, escapades, dog movie, friends, family relations, reincarnation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 138K
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, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, family, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, couple relations, troublemaker, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: gorilla, pets, family, adventure, friendship, juvenile delinquency, on the road, computers and web, friends, on the run, laboratory, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, rescue, coming of age, small town, family, friends, social relations, family relations, mischievous children, heroes, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: feel good, humorous, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: on the road, pig, rescue, animal life, heroic mission, danger, farm, friendship, talking animals, adventure, journey, kids and family ...
Place: st. louis missouri, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, killer whale, friendship, whale, ship, family, adventure, save the day, parents and children, escapades, heroic mission, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, light, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, animal life, goofy hero, fish out of water, inheritance, hitchhiker, elephant, adventure, animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: adventure, animal life, family, pets, friendship, rescue, getting home, lifestyle, dog, couples, urban, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, usa, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: adventure, family, chase, misfit, disorder, countryside, friendship, rescue, danger, youth, imaginary kingdom, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, cult film ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, pets, family, friendship, disorder, family life, animal life, fighting crime, partners, fish out of water, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: monkey, family, adventure, adoption, friendship, mischievous children, parents and children, young heroes, cons and scams, heist, coming of age, orphan ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, disorder, heroes, adventure, family relations, animal life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, train ride, dog, rescue, adventure, friendship, dog movie, animal life, parents and children, getting home, boy dog relationship, ritual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, scotland, england, yorkshire, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, exciting, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, animal life, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, youth, danger, pets, healing power, father son relationship, dolphins ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: touching, feel good, sweet, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, rescue, opposites attract, dog, single parent, family, odd couple, daring rescue, mischievous children, escapades, captivity ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, family, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, fish out of water, imaginary, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, child as adult ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, young heroes, odd couple, against the odds, friendship, fish out of water, adoption, youth, disorder, pets, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, island, heroes, escapades, parents and children, animal life, danger, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, adventure, happy ending, social worker, freedom, killer whale, friendship, captivity, animal training, animal life, rescue, animals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 15K
Racing Stripes (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, zebra, farm, adventure, ambition, friendship, rivalry, rescue, contests and competitions, animal life, sport, horse race ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, dog movie, disney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: hidden treasure, country estate, adventure, treasure hunt, butler, family, friendship, parents and children, fish out of water, mischievous children, dishonesty, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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