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, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, wild, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, survival, desert, horse, adventurer, danger, animal life, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, companion, human animal relationship, adventure, ship, family, heroes, friends, family relations, family life, adoption, chase, fall in love, escapades, escape, animals, mining ...
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, serious, realistic and sentimental films with plots about family, friendship, friends, adventure, escapades, youth and family relations mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Running Free: The Young Black Stallion (2003), The Black Stallion (1979), Free Willy (1993), Silver Wolf (1999), 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: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, friendship, girl horse relationship, human animal relationship, survival, rescue, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, orphan, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: killer whale, animal rescue, family relations, animal life, adventure, confined, friendship, reunion, ocean or sea, captivity, mischievous children, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, exciting, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, rescue, survival, friendship, family relations, poker, barn, training, desert island, horse race, shipwreck, island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 68K
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, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, killer whale, freedom, adventure, animals, social worker, friendship, happy ending, captivity, animal training, rescue, animal life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.1
 408
Silver Wolf (1999)
Genre: Adventure, 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: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wolf, survival, adventure, human spirit, teenage life, friendship, wilderness, danger, daring rescue, pets, animal life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 145K
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, epic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, war, battles, friendship, german, human spirit, animal training, danger, hopes, french, trapped ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, escapades, family life, rescue, danger, friendship, family relations, animal life, youth, family, friends ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: school, boarding school, orphan, survival, teenage life, adventure, danger, fish out of water, adoption, family life, wilderness, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: switzerland, italy, europe, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, friends, animal life, getting home, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: emotional, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, young heroes, youth, adventurer, pets, adventure, adoption, family life, wilderness, friendship, child in peril, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 921
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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, orphan, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, small town life, hopes, friends, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sentimental, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, animal life, rescue, friendship, family, youth, family relations, friends, human spirit, hopes, veterinarian, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, rescue, small town, family, orphan, disorder, animal life, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Far Off Place (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 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, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: desert, survival, friendship, teenage life, adventure, on the run, rescue, youth, danger, gang, poacher, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, alaska, australia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, animal life, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, youth, danger, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: lion, animal rights, rifle, lion cub, wildlife, friends, pets, survival, family, adventure, friendship, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 985
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, friendship, animal life, parents and children, adventure, escapades, family, danger, female protagonist, wolf, strong female character, nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 547
Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
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, serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, girl, governess, friends, disability, family life, human spirit, optimism, nanny ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: survival, wilderness, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, teenage life, young heroes, danger, youth, parents and children, boy dog relationship ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 94
Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, young at heart, animal life, friends, family, youth, friendship, human animal relationship, girl horse relationship, horse, horse actor
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 911
Among Wolves (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: EntreLobos (AmongWolves) tells the remarkable story of a poor country boy named Marcos, who at the age of 7 is handed over to his father's employer, a rich landowner, who in turn delivers him to a life of labor with a hermetic goatherd in an ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious, based on true events
Plot: friendship, survival, animal life, danger, escapades, adventure, beautiful scenery, loneliness, nature, male protagonist, cave, child
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, family relations, mountain, nature, family life, small town life, small town, siblings relations, animal life, survival, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: horse, desert, friendship, kidnapping, adventure, family, bittersweet, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, youth, pets, daring rescue ...
Place: morocco, africa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A heartwarming Disney classic in which a cougar, who was rescued as a cub and raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest, reverts back to his natural instincts, leading to hilarious (and dangerous) consequences.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, wilderness, orphan, pets, cougar, adventure, family, family life, social differences, adoption, dangerous animal, getting home ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 22K
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, dolphins, young heroes, hopes, human spirit, animal life, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 19K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, friendship, pets, human animal relationship, adventure, gold, survival, wilderness, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 267
Misty (1961)
Genre: Family, Drama
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: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: island, family relations, horse, horse riding, adventurer, family, heroes, young heroes, escapades, adventure, danger, orphan ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 9K
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: horse, pets, adventure, friendship, family, animal abuse, getting home, hopes, animal life, human animal relationship, horse and carriage, compassion ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 672
Big Red (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wealthy sportsman James Haggin (Walter Pidgeon) lives on a Quebec estate called Wintapi. Émile Fornet (Émile Genest), handler of Haggin's hunting dogs, and Émile's wife Therese (Janette Bertrand), Haggin's cook and housekeeper, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: animal training, pets, orphan, adventure, family, save the day, coming of age, youth, family relations, friends, friendship, family life ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Bear Named Winnie (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Canadian soldier, enroute to World War I from Winnipeg, who adopts an orphaned bear cub at White River Ontario. It is namned Winnie (for Winnipeg) and eventually ends up at the London Zoo where it became the inspiration ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, light
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, world war one, soldier, hopes, survival, best friends, babies and infants, war, human spirit, battles, young heroes, pets ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, year 1914
Place: england, london, canada, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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