Movies like Running Free

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Running Free (1999)
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Running Free (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: USA, France, South Africa
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The tale of the extraordinary life and times of Lucky, a horse that was born in captivity but achieves his dream of running free with the help of a stableboy.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic, feel good, wild
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, friendship, survival, desert, adventurer, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, companion, human animal relationship, animal life, adventure, ship, heroes, escape, family, friends, family relations, family life, fall in love, adoption, chase, escapades, animals, mining, danger ...
Place: africa

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Most similar movies to Running Free

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and sentimental films with plots about family, friendship, friends, family relations, escapades, adventure and youth mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Running Free: The Young Black Stallion (2003), Silver Wolf (1999), The Black Stallion (1979), Free Willy (1993), War Horse (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, black horse, girl horse relationship, friendship, human animal relationship, rescue, survival, young heroes, family relations, mischievous children, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
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Silver Wolf (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ranger (Michael Biehn) and his 16 year old nephew (Shane Meier) struggle to save a wolf from a rancher (Roy Scheider), who is out to kill it.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wolf, survival, snowboarding, death of father, adventure, teenage life, human spirit, friendship, pets, daring rescue, wilderness, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Black Stallion (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, rescue, survival, friendship, family relations, horse race, shipwreck, training, poker, stallion, island, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 75K
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, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, killer whale, animals, freedom, adventure, animal life, friendship, family, social worker, rescue, amusement park, captivity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.2
 156K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, epic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, war, friendship, battles, hopes, animals, animal training, german, human spirit, french, trapped ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After young Kirra (Bindi Irwin) leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather (Beau Bridges) in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, animal rescue, confined, adventure, friendship, family relations, mischievous children, young heroes, heroes, family, ocean, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Courage Mountain (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this version of "Heidi," a young Swiss girl is sent off to boarding school at the beginning of World War I.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: school, boarding school, orphan, survival, adventure, teenage life, family life, fish out of water, adoption, soldier, wilderness, mountain ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: switzerland, italy, europe, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, History
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This is the true story of a little dog that refused to leave his master's graveside in Edinburgh. The dog visited the grave for years.
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, escapades, family relations, friendship, family life, rescue, animal life, friends, family, youth, police dog ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Black Stallion Returns (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Black" is a stunning fire-and-silk stallion celebrated the world over. But to his young American owner, Alec Ramsay (Kelly Reno), he's much more. So, when the amazing animal is stolen, Alec will stop at nothing to get him back. Alec ...
Style: humorous, tense, semi serious, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: horse, desert, friendship, kidnapping, adventure, family, bittersweet, escapades, young heroes, youth, heroes, race against time ...
Place: morocco, africa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, uplifting, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, on the road, animal life, friends, hopes, survival, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.
Style: semi serious, emotional, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, child in peril, friends, animal life, family life, wilderness, friendship, adoption, adventurer, getting home, hopes, family ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Far Off Place (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Thrown together under incredible circumstances, two strangers must discover courage and strength when they begin a journey across the treacherous African desert! Equipped only with their wits and the expertise of a native bushman who befriends them, ...
Style: touching, exciting, scenic, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: desert, survival, friendship, poacher, adventure, teenage life, rescue, youth, on the run, adventurer, gang, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, alaska, australia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 10K
Black Beauty (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, pets, adventure, friendship, family, getting home, hopes, human animal relationship, farm, horse actor, compassion, animal rights ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 6K
Born Free (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: lion, wildlife, lion cub, animal rights, friends, pets, survival, family, adventure, friendship, self defense, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 629
Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, mountain, orphan, friendship, governess, optimism, disability, friends, family life, human spirit, youth, nanny ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 7K
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, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, small town, coming of age, rescue, family, seal the animal, orphan, social relations, disorder, animal life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 60s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 8K
Flicka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, road movie, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, family relations, family, cowboy, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family life, self discovery, farm, animal life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Cowgirls n' Angels (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of rodeo trick-riders recruits a young girl to join them.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, rodeo, direction and purpose, friendship, self discovery, youth, hopes, parents and children, family relations, cowgirl, search for father, missing father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, oklahoma, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, dog, disney, animal life, fox, animals, adventure, reconciliation, cartoon dog, talking animals, friends, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 1K
Wolf Summer (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The young Norwegian girl Kim almost gets killed after falling from a hillside. She finds shelter and stumbles upon the territory of a wolf and her puppy. She barricades herself, but as time passes she finds the wolf less and less frightening. When ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, friendship, parents and children, adventure, family, escapades, female protagonist, strong female character, wolf, courage, nature, saving a life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dolphins, veterinarian, animal life, rescue, friendship, family, youth, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, friends, adventure, ocean, black market, rescue, hunting, family relations, ship, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, young heroes, friendship, youth, teenage life, pets, father son relationship, ocean, animal life ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.4
 321
Misty (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague Island and holds an auction to thin out the herd. The young children set out to raise enough money in hopes that the Phantom will be caught in this years round up. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, island, horse, horse riding, heroes, youth, family, escapades, orphan, adventure, young heroes, adventurer ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: boy dog relationship, wilderness, survival, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, youth, young heroes, teenage life, parents and children, child in peril ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, family relations, mountain, nature, family, survival, escapades, adventure, daring rescue, animal life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.
Style: touching, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: horse, family, wild horse, friendship, freedom, talking animals, adventure, rescue, wildlife, animal life, getting home, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 18K
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: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, rescue, daring rescue, family relations, friend, ocean, island, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 1K
Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, countryside, small town, young heroes, hopes, family, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 114
Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family, youth, family relations, friends, animal life, young at heart, stepfather, wealthy family, white horse, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%