Movies like Paulie

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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, feel good, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, sweet, sentimental, whimsical, tear jerker ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: parrot, thief, research, mexican american, family, adventure, friendship, on the road, friends, misfit, wish come true, pets, anti hero, animal life, teaching the ways of the world, disorder, fish out of water, rescue, young heroes, talking animals, bird, road trip, anti heroes, cat, criminal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Paulie

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, friendship, animals, friends, dialogue and mentor mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Paulie: Beethoven (1992), 102 Dalmatians (2000), Andre (1994), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), For the Love of Benji (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, family, children, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, rescue, family relations, suburbs, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
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 4.9
 35K
102 Dalmatians (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, UK, France
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, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dalmatian, dog, chase, warden, parole officer, prison, puppy, release from prison, animals, family, disorder, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: england, paris france, europe, london, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 6K
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, rescue, small town, family, orphan, disorder, social relations, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ 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, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, cat, adventure, friendship, pets, wilderness, talking animals, disney, fish out of water, journey, beautiful scenery, wounded animal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, nevada, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, teens
Plot: chihuahua, adventure, animal life, family, rescue, friendship, pets, getting home, lifestyle, dog, urban, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, usa, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, pets, family, friendship, danger, heroes, friends, family relations, disorder, animal life, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, crete, athens greece, athens
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 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, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, animal life, family relations, disorder, small town life, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 127K
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: mouse, adoption, cat, adventure, kidnapping, anthropomorphic mouse, orphan, friendship, mischievous children, fish out of water, orphanage, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, dog, friendship, family life, friends, partners, escapades, heroes, chase, adventure, family, youth ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia, USA
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, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: animals, countryside, fish out of water, bankruptcy, piglet, dog, mouse, chimpanzee, farm, talking dog, family, pig ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia, manhattan new york city, sydney australia, new york
⇓ 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: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, family relations, socialite, zoo, family, adventure, fish out of water, family life, rescue, pets ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 149K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, couple relations, friendship, family, marriage, parenthood, journalist, family life, couples, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, pets, escapades, dog movie, heroic mission, reincarnation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: gorilla, sign language, pets, family, adventure, friendship, bittersweet, dangerous animal, juvenile delinquency, on the road, down on your luck, laboratory ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 2K
Gordy (1994)
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, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: pig, on the road, rescue, animal life, danger, heroic mission, farm, friendship, talking animals, adventure, journey, kids and family ...
Place: st. louis missouri, boston
⇓ 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, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friends, friendship, whale, adventure, ocean, rescue, danger, black market, ocean or sea, hunting, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
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: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, semi serious, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: monkey, family, adventure, friendship, mischievous children, odd couple, child in peril, cons and scams, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, heist, when the parents are away ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.1
 17K
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: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, family relations, friend, ocean, island, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: adventure, family, chase, show tunes, anti hero, imaginary kingdom, escapades, youth, danger, misfit, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, train ride, dog, rescue, friendship, adventure, dog movie, parents and children, animal life, getting home, boy dog relationship, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, scotland, england, yorkshire, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ 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: feel good, touching, sweet, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, dolphins, adventure, rescue, opposites attract, single parent, family, odd couple, daring rescue, young heroes, youth ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 70K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, 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, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, killer whale, freedom, animals, adventure, social worker, friendship, happy ending, captivity, ocean, animal training, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.2
 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, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, animal life, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, youth, danger, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ 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, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, youth, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, touching, feel good, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, airport, family relations, getting home, rescue, family, adventure, animal life, disorder, hopes, misfit, danger ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: san francisco, canada, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, feel good, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, father daughter relationship, single father, dog, mischievous children, friendship, loneliness, pets, family relations, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 4K
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: hidden treasure, orphan, country estate, adventure, treasure hunt, butler, family, friendship, parents and children, family life, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 16K
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, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: zebra, horse, underdog, farm, horse race, adventure, friendship, ambition, rescue, rivalry, contests and competitions, animal life ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 26K
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, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, dog sled, adventure, pets, fish out of water, disney, small town, adoption, dog movie, against the odds, friendship, talking animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%