Movies like Paulie

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Paulie (1998)
 6.5
 16K
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, sentimental, inspirational, thought provoking, clever, sweet, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: parrot, animals, childhood, bird, road trip, human animal relationship, friendship, talking animals, catastrophe, thief, children, weapons, hospital, lone hero, kids and family, fantasy world, destiny, brutality, runaway, courage, happy ending, adoption, chase, research, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, los angeles, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Paulie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, touching and sweet films with plots about animals, happy ending, culture clash, adaptation, dialogue, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Paulie: Beethoven (1992), Andre (1994), 102 Dalmatians (2000), Shiloh (1996), For the Love of Benji (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 73K
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, sweet, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens ...
Plot: dog, puppy, children, pets, animals, animal actor, saint bernard dog, childhood, family relations, nothing goes right, parents and children, dog actor ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco
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100%
 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
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100%
 4.8
 38K
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: fairy tale, light, feel good, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dog, animals, dalmatian, disney, talking animals, children, puppy, released from prison, chase, happy ending, warden, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 4K
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 ⇓
100%
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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, sweet, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animals, dog, friendship, pets, chase, justice, secrets, race, hitman, farce, stereotypes, runaway ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece, crete
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light, melancholic, entertaining, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, animal life, chihuahua, disney, rescue, friendship, animals, police dog, pets, getting home, lifestyle, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century
Place: beverly hills, california, mexico, usa, mexico city ...
⇓ 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%
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: surreal, humorous, stylized, clever, touching ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: animals, hotel, monkey, children, culture clash, pig, piglet, anthropomorphism, talking dog, mission, hospital, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 140K
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: light, humorous, entertaining, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing, preschoolers ...
Plot: cat, mouse, adoption, childhood, kids and family, orphanage, chase, anthropomorphic mouse, redemption, creativity, talking animals, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 3K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: gorilla, animals, socialite, zoo, friendship, adaptation, unlikely friendships, wilderness, family relations, kids and family, jungle, camp ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, chicago illinois, new york, philadelphia ...
⇓ 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 ⇓
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: humorous, touching, not serious, entertaining, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, on the road, animals, rescue, american football, escapades, youth, pets, kidnapping, nude, disaster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
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: feel good, romantic, surreal, twist ending, road movie ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, chick flick, pre-teens ...
Plot: gorilla, animals, youth, friendship, pets, teenager, adaptation, chase, catastrophe, writers, happy ending, lone hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.7
 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: humorous, touching, light, feel good, sad ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: pig, on the road, talking animals, disney, kids and family, farm, rescue, animals, heroic mission, youth, death, justice ...
Place: boston, st. louis missouri
⇓ 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%
 7.0
 161K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: 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, sad, feel good, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: dog, animals, friendship, pets, couple relations, love, family relations, life, couples, parenthood, marriage, children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: miami, ireland, usa, florida, pennsylvania
⇓ 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, animals, youth, saint bernard dog, family relations, friendship, family life, friends, best friends, escapades, heroes, partners ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 18K
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: touching, feel good, humorous, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: zebra, horse, underdog, sport, horse race, animals, children, animal life, farm, ambition, friendship, rescue ...
Place: kentucky, new jersey, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.0
 79K
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, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: animals, killer whale, human animal relationship, freedom, friendship, animal life, animal training, children, ocean, happy ending, childhood, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portland oregon, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 5K
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: feel good, humorous, light, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: hidden treasure, country estate, orphan, disney, treasure hunt, friendship, butler, children, old mansion, heiress, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, sexy, sweet, unusual plot structure, satirical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: monkey, animals, childhood, monkey actor, youth, coming of age, friendship, girl, culture clash, betrayal, loneliness, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 6K
Lassie (1994)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An update of the Lassie legend stars Thomas Guiry as a troubled city kid whose family retreats to the country, where he befriends the famous collie and changes for the better. Conflict develops when a ruthless sheep rancher causes trouble for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dog, boy dog relationship, coming of age, friendship, animals, childhood, countryside, pets, mischievous children, teenage life, family life, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: small town, dog, father daughter relationship, animals, children, childhood, loneliness, adaptation, single father, beautiful scenery, mischievous children, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 5.9
 1K
Cheetah (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to ...
Style: humorous, sweet, touching, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, poacher, children, animals, cheetah, coming of age, teenage life, runaway, human animal relationship, multiple storylines, cat, disaster ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, kenya, california, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: touching, humorous, feel good, road movie, talky ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, animals, disney, talking cat, childhood, talking dog, pets, talking animals, cat, gang, fight scenes, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 7K
Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, childhood, magic, friendship, youth, bittersweet, imagination, circus, lone hero, life philosophy, vengeance, life & death ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968 grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime -- to secretly transport an 8,000-pound elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. High jinks prevail when Capt. Sam Cahill promises the ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, touching, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, disney, military, rescue, animals, elephant, politics, war, airplane, village, adaptation, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, middle east, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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 ⇓
21%
 6.8
 216K
Bolt (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super ...
Style: exciting, light, entertaining, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: animals, dog, disney, human animal relationship, cartoon dog, talking animals, friendship, pets, animal life, superhero, friends, cat ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, new york, missouri, ohio, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 28K
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, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dog, disney, pets, dog sled, fish out of water, small town, adoption, talking animals, animals, against the odds, friendship, race ...
Time: 21st century
Place: alaska, cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%